Here I go -fooling around with a blog called Buzz. Cute, I know, but when a girl is all about birds and bees; stings and talk – Buzz fits! I’ll be chatting about whatever springs to mind, and happy to hear back from you, of course!
I’ve just finished the first draft of my workbook for parents to help you all clarify your values about sex, love and relationships. I’m excited about this project because I am finding this is an area of parenting that doesn’t get a lot of attention in people’s lives.
Most parents seem to get hung up on talking about intercourse and baby making (which, as most of you know, is the least of your worries), and forget that providing this kind of factual and scientific information is easy to do! There are many great books on the topic – you just need to find one and get reading.
The part of these conversations that books don’t offer much help with is the values piece. There isn’t a book (unless you count the Bible and other religous writings) that clarifies your sexual values. We all have to figure out what we believe about when someone is ready for sex or what a healthy relationship looks like or whether porn is okay for teenagers. And then we need to figure out how we are going to convince our kids that our way is right!
This infomation is where the bang for your buck is – this is this stuff that sticks in kids’ brains and maybe, just maybe, slows them down when things get hot! They want and need to know what you believe, so they can figure out what they believe. And then make better choices when it comes to sex, love and relationships.