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Did any of you talk about the ‘facts of life’ with your kids!




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Jan 18, 2011
    • heart you bet I did. When my son starting dating I even bought a box of comdons and left them on his bed. He knew I wasnt saying ” go boy go” but there is also the fear of dieing.
      Why wouldnt any of us want our kids to know the truth about anything?? And the truth is better from us. Answer the questions as the age permits. Get that bond of honesty and truth early for it will pay off.
      Not sure how or what to say....read before the questions are asked because they will be asked. Take what u like from the books and make it yous....just never lie.
      Yesterday I was asked by my niece why boys peed stamding up. I know it was for shock but when I answered because they have different body parts than girls so they can do that. She went off with a “ok thats makes sence” just enough info not a lie.
      It has to be that way with every topic.....wks for me anyway




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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 18, 2011
    • Back when TV was good and showed good programming there used to be a show called NOVA which aired on ch.56 they showed some of thee most interesting and wonderful programs. At the particular time my oldest daughter was 8yrs. old and they aired a program called "The Miracle of Birth." I sat down with her and we watched it just she and I, she had asked me in a previous time how were babies made and I told her when it was time to share that info with her I would. Ok so the opportunity had presented itself again so we watched the show. Along the way watching it she asked a lot of question why do men do that to women and why do we do it, I told her to just watch the program remember this is an 8yr, old. Ok so after we watched it I asked her if she understood the concept of the show and she told me yes I asked her to give me her understanding of it and she did, WOW!!!!! WOW!!!! ohhhhohhhhohhhh was I blown away she knew more than I thought and comprehended more than I thought she would at her age, but we continued to talk about the subject as she grew older and she would come to me with her questions about sex and the concept of making babies, and of course as she got older I would explain the dangers of unsafe sex and all the other things that could come along with it, if not protected or if not done with the right partner, she to this day is still a virgin at the age of 30 and she is so proud to be waiting for the right one who will be worthy of her goods, she has dated a few young men but, thats all they were after, the goodies and she held out knowing they were not worthy.happy




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      Dorothy L. Davis wrote Jan 18, 2011
    • My daughter (34)was keen to menstruation at 5 when she told me what personal products where for. As she got older, I told her that sex is a wonderful thing with the right man and that she deserved the best. She’s had her ups and downs with growing up, yet my message must of really sunk in because she is single, happy and no kids(by her choice). I still kind of school her a bit, yet I know she can do what’s best for her.

      It is very important that parents gently and without threats to school them a little at a time as they grow up and lead by example because despite parents fussing, if kids see them do, they will follow that.happy




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      Anne E wrote Jan 18, 2011
    • You bet I did, but my daughter wishes I’d talk about more and was more liberal than I am.  Sorry sweetie!




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      Lazylola wrote Jan 18, 2011
    • Yes, and with 3 boys it can be very interesting.estatic




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 18, 2011
    • Yes, I did with our daughter. The hubby had the talk with our son.happy




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 18, 2011
    • We both spoke to our son when he was a pre-teen about the procreation, and hub filled him in on the “men stuff“.happy




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      Nita P wrote Jan 29, 2012
    • we have always tried to answer any questions our children have asked and made it age appropriate.  from 10 years of age we explained physical changes and bodily functions.  we discussed social issues, personal pressures and expectations from society.  we have had many conversations, it is healthy.




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