By LISA MITCHELL
Parents, there’s something you need to know.
Teaching your kids about sex isn’t just about one lone conversation. The ‘sex talk’ – where you explain about the birds and the bees before the age of ten – is just the beginning of a conversation that will continue for almost a decade.
There’s that initial talk that’s innocent and sweet and starts off something like, “When a man and a woman love each other….” and you can bank on the fact they are going to have lots of questions. The questions will become harder and harder until one day, the questions just stop.
And the questions are replaced with silence, closed doors, whispered conversations and the old ‘freeze out’ for mum and dad.
That’s when you know it’s time for an even more difficult sex talk. I didn’t quite volunteer to be the one to have this particular conversation but because both my husband and I were reluctant to take on the job, we decided which of us would initiate it with a game of Paper Scissors Rock.
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I’m happy I lost. Judging from some of the dating advice he’s dished out to our son so far, it really wouldn’t be a good idea for him to have this particular talk. Plus I’m the one who gave him the ‘birds and the bees’ talk when he was eight. Now I can give him the ‘everything else about sex’ talk. There’s plenty I want him to keep in mind.