Explaining to your teenage about the Birds and the Bees

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
June 9, 2007 1:51am CST
I am sure most parents will have to go through this one way or another? When is the perfect time for parents to start explaining to them about it? Who do you think should carry this kind of conversation, mother or father? How do you start this kind of coversation to your teenagers so they wont take it the wrong way? Do you think this is important subject for them? I think it is important for them to know basic knowledge about the Birds and the Bees. It will give them some insight of the good and bad about it. Appreciate your response. Thanks.
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@samson1967 (7423)
• India
9 Jun 07
The nature loving parents will not have problems, in explaining such natural facts to their wards. Travelling with children to natural places, and taking them for a long and short trek in the jungles, taking them for biological parks, watching animal channels with them, will give loads of exposures to nature and its wonders.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
Hi samson, yes that whats this discussion all about. The one that suppose to be a taboo for parents to talk in the olden days. What do you think, is it wise to talk to them about it?
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
Yes, I think that should the right thing to do. Thanks for your response.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
As soon as the child reaches kindergarten age his first introduction to this animals are through flashcards when learning the alphabets then after that they go to proper classes they learn animals and insects in their nature studies. They should learn it from a young age so that they are more exposed to nature.
@mamacathie (3930)
• United States
10 Jun 07
It is the parents responsibility to explain this to their children. IT is not the school system or friends or peers or the experience. We as parents need to share this with our teens in order to explain to them the importance of saving ourselves for the right person and all the dangers of experimenting.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 07
Ok. Thanks for your response.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
You are right Ellie that this is an important subject for them. They are educated about these matters in school (at least in Canada they are), however we cannot simply rely on that, I think by the time they reach 11 or 12 you simply have to have these discussions with them. Knowledge is power, and without it you will not have the tools to make the right decisions. cheers,
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 07
Ok. Thanks for your response.
• Canada
9 Jun 07
I talked to my first daughter when she was about twelve . I noticed the girls in her class were talking about stuff like this and felt that it would be better to talk to her and see what kind of questions she had . I explained everything to her and then told her that if she ever had any questions that she could come talk to me and that I would be open and honest with her about anything she wanted to know about . I found the best approach with my children is to be open and honest . I have found that when you have enough information about something that it is not as exciting to children as much . It is the fact that children don't know what the birds and the bees are all about and this is what makes it so much more exciting to them . If armed with enough information they can not only protect themselves but make wise decisions for themselves . I plan on having the talk with my son this year as he is now twelve and I am sure he has questions . My husband is too uncomfortable talking to the children about stuff like this so it is always me that discusses this with them .
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