Posts Tagged "birds and bees"

What’s the right response when you discover your teen’s contraceptives? A) a hug; B) saying, “I’m proud of you for using protection”; C) patting yourself on the back; D) saying “Let’s talk” or E) All of the above. The correct answer is E, even though you may feel like breaking out in hives. You may think it’s wrong for teens to have sexual intercourse, but if a teen has...

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A new study has found that parents are saying too little, too late when it comes to talking with children about sex. Here’s why and when you should step in. The Harvard study, published in the current issue of Pediatrics, found that parents tend to wait until after their teens become sexually active to discuss sex with them. While it’s good that  parents are talking about sex at all, they clearly need to do it sooner if...

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Guest Post by Jen Singer It happened so suddenly, so unexpectedly, I actually froze for a moment, as though, if I stood completely still, my son might forget the question he’d just asked me. “How’s the baby gonna get out of her tummy?” my kindergartener asked one snowy winter morning. He was talking about our neighbor, who was nearly nine-months pregnant with her fourth child. His little brother, a preschooler,...

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