There’s A Better Way Than “The Talk” To Talk To Your Kid About Sex

  • January 28, 1986. That’s when my dad had “the talk” with me. We had “the talk” and then watched the Space Shuttle Challenger explode. #badtiming
  • You’re off the hook! You don’t need to have “the talk.”
  • Instead… Have an ongoing conversation about sex with your child. Don’t worry, it’s easier this way.
  • When do you begin this conversation? When your child is ready. Not when you’re ready. That means you need to be ready waaaaaaaaaay before you want to be ready.
  • The conversation should progress as they are ready for it. Only give your child as much information as they’re wanting.
  • We started the conversation with our daughter when she was in the 1st grade. Yep, first grade…thanks to a neighborhood kid who liked to say the word “sex” a lot.
  • Our daughter is now in 10th grade and we continue the conversation when we need to. We’ve had a lot of conversations along the way.
  • Here’s a page full of resources from the middle school ministry of our church. Look under the “Books” and “Videos” sections.
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