Mommy did the dirty
What should you tell and ask about sex?
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Shawn Benjamin)
I remember counting my parents’ condoms to see if they’d used any (sorry, Mom!).

Children are understandably interested in their parents’ doings – until they reach the later teenage years when they become totally uninterested if not frankly disgusted.

But just how much should they know? Sam Wilson believes that honesty about your past is the best policy, although sometimes a little fudging might be involved to soften the truth. That’s assuming that you find time for getting down at all. I posed the question on my blog, and got a big response, mainly from parents who wish they could remember how.

And how much do you want to know about their burgeoning private lives? For Tracey Hawthorne, a discussion about her son’s homosexuality was the easy part. And according to Robyn Addinall, your child’s silver ring might be a symbol they’ve given celibacy some thought. If you’re planning a discussion on the birds and the bees, maybe this story will help.

Do you see your children as sexual beings, and do they accept that you are one? Tell all.

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