When you are young, you spend a lot of your days learning how to handle big situations that don’t always make sense. Sometimes it as a small as learning to stay still when they want nothing more to fidget. However, there are also really heavy things kids have to see happen. They can see the death of a loved one or have to figure out why a family member is different than they used to be. In the last few years we have lost loved ones to addiction, suicide, and so much more. I have had to work on a big life skill with them. I have had to teach them to walk away.
Addiction has ripped thru my family in many ways over the last 20 years. I have lost family members and friends to death because of their addictions. I have lost friends and family because I couldn’t enable their choices. That said, I was a D.A.R.E. kid and used for a long time myself. I have had to spend some serious time thinking about how I handle drug education for kids in my house.
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Have you had the talk yet? You know the one I am talking about. I am not referring to the stork, some magical garden, or some easy to digest story for where babies come from. I am talking about the actual talk about where babies come from. As my daughter gets older I find that we are having to revisit the topic. This can be such a difficult topic to broach with your children. You have to be careful not to over or under share with your child while giving them a realistic perspective of sex. I thought today would be a good day to focus on some of the questions you need to ask when teaching kids about sex.