Dixie wrote:If the kids turn into teens and don't ask their parents about sex, maybe it's the parents turn to step in and explain some things to their children. I think it's very important that parents and kids talk about EVERYTHING, and not leaving some topics aside. Kids should know that they can trust their parents and ask them anything.
I never asked my mom about this kinda stuff. For some weird reason I just never bought the "you were inside a flower, and your brother/sister was inside a clam when we took you home" story. I started to know the truth on my own through books and teen magazines. Strange that people I know have gone through the same track.
Last time, one of my friends told me she and her husband secretly "hid" pamphlets about sex and diseases in some places in the house that would get their daughter's attention. That was how they dealt with this kinda issue with their daughter. I think I'm gonna try this way on my kids in the future.
Dixie wrote:My parents never talked to us about sex. It was like a taboo thing. I remember when I was small and we were all watching a movie and there came a kissing scene, my dad would take the remote and change the channel. Nobody would say anything, which was even worse.
When Vanilla Sky was out in DVD, we rented the movie home to watch. The adults in our family were wondering what "kinda" movie we were watching when they saw the part Penelope was naked in bed with Tom Cruise. We had to remind them we were all over 18.
Dixie wrote:I would like them to be more open and try to talk to their kids about any subject. There should be no taboos in a family or a society.
I just hope my kids would not come to me and ask, "Mom, how did you make me?"