Get with the Sex Talks Program, Parents – You Can Do It!
by Joe, Age 11
Joe’s Mom told me that Joe wrote this for a paper for school. She shared it with me because she was so impressed with his passion. I am too! ~Amy
Look at your kids!
They’re getting older faster! They’re confused about all of this puberty and sex stuff they hear at school from other kids. It’s time to talk to them. Do you want them to get their information from their friend’s rat of an older brother, or the very little information from the video they see in fifth grade?
Kids need to know how they will change and what is going to change in and on their body. They need to hear from you because you are the most influential people in a child’s life. Being open with your kids will help them feel comfortable being open with you. You should tell them at a young age so they will be prepared for the future. They need to hear about puberty from you, but also about the process of sex and why people have sex.
It is good if you talk to your kids because then when your kids get older, they will talk to their kids! It will start a cycle of good communication. It’s really important that the kids hear from you about the major topics about sex, puberty, and pornography so they have the correct information and can make the right choices. There are websites that have good information if you need help.
Next, teaching your kids the correct information will help them be responsible and make good choices. Help your kids get in the habit of showers every day and deodorant every morning. You don’t want them to stink the house up, do you? It will also help them with responsibilities when they’re older. They’ll need to be able to plan events, check emails, be on time, be a good house guest, and take care of themselves. If you’re worried about them making good choices on the internet, monitor their devices and use parental controls. When they get older they will need to make their own choices even when they have full access to whatever is available.
I know that some parents think that their kids are too young at an age like 8, but it would help them know and be prepared for what will happen when they are the age when puberty starts to set in. You might not know how to talk to your kids or you’re worried they will be grossed out. Go to an expert out in the world and have them teach you how to talk to your kids. Websites like Birds + Bees + Kids can help you learn how to talk to your kids about hard topics or something they don’t understand. Some kids though, don’t want to hear it. Make it silly and fun but still get to the main point as in what porn is and why it’s unhealthy, what sex is and why people do it, and what puberty is and what it does.
Even though this might be hard, this is your kid’s life. You won’t regret talking to them about these tough topics and they’ll thank you for the help you gave them. It might even help you have a closer relationship with your kids.
You can do it, parents! You Rock! 🙂