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.
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.
Teaching Kids About Sex
It is no secret that I struggle with depression. For years I fought it without any help trying to be strong. However, I learned last year that it was time for me to quit trying to be super mom and own my depression. As I have shared about it, I have had parents ask “How do I talk to my kids about mental illness?” I’m going to answer that in a few ways.