I have a friend with two boys and she told me about one of her son's friends who got caught shoplifting condoms. He was doing it because he was curious and wanted to see what they were. So, I made sure to tell her if she ever wanted to see one, I would show her. She's not interested right now. Phew! Cuz, unfortunately for me, I pretty much don't have any on hand!
So, since we are on the subject, I will put in my two cents about my sex ed research. I found a book I really liked and used it with two of my kids so far. It's called "How to Talk to Your Child About Sex." Within that book, they recommended the children's book "Where Did I Come From?" Now, read through this book prior to reading it with your child, cuz I can pretty much guarantee, you're gonna giggle! And, read it with your grown siblings and parents, and then you've got yourself a serious party. But, I digress...
I have since heard of another book that I would like to read but haven't done so yet. It's called "What's Love Got to do With It?" The idea is that this is ongoing conversation and not just "the talk" but, I have not been good about that. So, this was a chance to remind my daughter of some of the things we talked about. What are your thoughts, advice and experiences on this subject? I would love to know what has or has not worked for any of you. And, for your reading pleasure as well as ease of knowing what to look for...I present pictures! Cuz, I'm nice like that. :)
And, last but not least...I would suggest buying or letting your child watch this lady (http://pamstenzel.com/) and her video on youtube. I showed you some linky love so just click the gray "her video" and it will take ya right there! (It's in 10 minute increments of six different videos so watch them all!) And, if you buy the DVD, I would suggest buying the public school version as it's less like a born again revival!
That's all for now...happy sex ed parenting!!!