Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
As uncomfortable as it will be for me and my children, I will feel obligated to ensure my children get a proper education about sex and sexual subjects. And I will feel more comfortable to know that either me or my wife have educated my children rather than a school teacher or anyone else.
I wouldn't tell other people when they should teach their kids (not my place to do so), but I plan to educate my kids around the time they reach puberty.
Whenever the kid is in puberty I guess.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
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This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
I think it depends on the child, boy or girl. I got my first "talk" at 9, but it was mainly because I directly asked my mother about "noises" I heard coming from my parents' room the night before (they had forgotten I had went with my aunt to babysit some neighbor kids or thought that I was going to spend the night at my aunts' house). I continued to have open conversations with my mother throughout my teenage years about sex. I think this was definitely good for me, and my mother's method seems to have worked pretty well, since all six of us children have reached adulthood with no high school pregnancies (and I would bet the last of the children in his teens probably won't sire a child in the next two years either). I do think it is important to at least have a talk by age 11, especially with a girl, because most girls start around this age.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I don't feel like I did a real good job with the whole 'sex education" thing, when it came to my kids.I think this was definitely good for me, and my mother's method seems to have worked pretty well, since all six of us children have reached adulthood with no high school pregnancies (and I would bet the last of the children in his teens probably won't sire a child in the next two years either).
But in fact neither one of them got anyone pregnant until adulthood.
Sometimes I think parents can serve as examples of what not to do.
I never tried to give them the impression they ruined my life or derailed my plans or anything (they didn't; I didn't have anything in particular planned for my future).
But their dad is another story. He was much more the "Learn from my mistakes and don't throw away your future like I did" type.
It may have encouraged them to be more careful.