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How to Start Talking About Sex With Your Children (Part 5)

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Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:27

If you've taken up the suggestions in this series then you're actually talking to your children about sex. At this point of the conversation some people are getting more than what they ever wanted. In hindsight, perhaps those of us who are growing uncomfortable with the reality of our children's sexuality had hoped to have less of a conversation and, to be honest, more of a lecture.

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How to Start Talking about Sex with Your Children (Part 4)

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Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Sexuality is not like geometry or pottery because, although one may study geometry, one's own geometry never becomes a part of the conversation. With sexuality and especially getting comfortable with talking about it with your kids, one's own sexuality (and theirs!) can quickly become a subject of conversation.

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How to Start Talking about Sex with Children (Part 3)

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Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:56

You made a decision and now you're reading to your kids about sexual issues in the paper: gender equality, equal pay, marriage equality, who should use what bathroom, rising rates of STIs, abortion laws and so on.  No one's called the police on you (yet) and because you're relaxed, your voice is starting to sound like you actually did go through puberty.  You sound me

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How to Start Talking about Sex with Children (Part 2)

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Submitted by Steven Ing on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:24

After reading Part 1, you've decided that you're going to do it. You're going to talk with your kids about sex. You've accepted that they are good people, that their natural inclination is to do good and not harm to others, so you already know this is going to be a conversation, not a sermon.  A process, not an event.  A teaching of how to think, not what to think. 

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How to Start Talking about Sex with Children (Part 1)

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Submitted by Steven Ing on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 22:24

Most of us parents feel waaay awkward talking to our children about sex because we have no idea what we're doing. Note: the kids are noticeably creeped out too. 

Here are a few no-fail answers to get you and your kids started. Getting the party started: First, ask yourself as a parent if you believe your children are good people who want good for others. Most of us believe in our children so an emphatic "Yes!" means that we really need to focus on a conversation rather than a lesson or, worse yet, a sermon. 

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