How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex
#11 Do you talk about sex in a mixed company in your home?
We do openly discuss all topics together as a family. One of the BEST things we did was when we first had “the talk” (remember you aren’t just going to have one talk—you want to have tons!) both Mark and I tried to be present. If it didn’t logistically work out for Mark and me to both be there for the initial conversation, the parent that was present encouraged the child to go to the other parent and tell them all about the conversation that was discussed.
I mean who better to help our daughters understand sex from a male perspective than their father? Who better to help our son understand sex from a female perspective than their mother? We wanted them to know from a very early age that we were BOTH safe. It was key to have this conversation with them before they naturally began to pull away from the parent of the opposite sex.
With that said, there are lots of times our son will ask Mark a question in private, or the girls will ask me a question, but on the whole, we talk about most stuff all together sitting around the dinner table or driving down the road. No off-limits conversation. And let me tell you, we’ve had some doozies 🙂