Posts Tagged "talking to kids about sex"

Parents often wonder when to teach children about different aspects of sexuality. An article from the latest volume of the American Journal of Sexuality Education has very interesting data comparing parents’ answers today to those provided 27 years ago. According to journal editor Bill Taverner, M.A., the biggest areas of change are: Genital differences – age 5.2 (today), age 3.6 (1982) Sexual abuse – age 6.9...

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When my sisters and I were little, our parents made it clear that the consequences for lying would be worse than the punishment for our screw ups.  We slipped a few times, but we grew into responsible adults thanks to our parents’ consistent emphasis on honesty and integrity. I doubt a parent exists–including my parents and me–who hasn’t been lied to at some point, and the natural response is to feel angry and...

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