When did you offer the TALK to your offspring ?
By Erica H
September 6, 2017 1:53pm CST
I have observed lots of stuff in my life over the years and recently have seen a decrease in an area that was quite rampant only a decade ago, but maybe this decrease in procreating too early has something to do with timing as well as understanding the subject. When a young girl (or boy) dreams of having a family of their own some day, wishing to be a mom or dad of their own brood, where does the advice to assist in those dreams besides encouraging getting pretty, dressed up or other vanity-influenced actions, educated beyond high school, or simply being mature and ready to start a family, really come from ? When does the right time roll around for talking about intimate relations with the opposite gender become necessary ? Mom and I had the 'talk' when I was about 10 . . .
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• United States
6 Sep 17
@enlightenedpsych2 Our son asked his dad the questions, not his mother. Mom is quite proper in language and actions, but Dad is a bit more relaxed, like guys happen to be. My sister asked our son if he had any girlfriends when our son was in middle school. Our son's reply, "I am not comfortable talking to you about that, Aunt Wendy." Our has always been very productive of my sister and his mother.
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Sep 17
The only talk my mother had with me was the one concerning becoming a woman and only because they showed a film on it at school. Otherwise I don't think she would have had that talk with me either. Still, I was unprepared when it happened.