The Birds and the Bees: 7 Tips for Having "The Talk" with Your Kids

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Start the Conversation Early
I don't want my kids to be embarrassed to talk to me about anything, and I figure -- if we make this a natural and normal discussion (which it is), ... more 
Photo by: Photostock
Start the Conversation Early
I don't want my kids to be embarrassed to talk to me about anything, and I figure -- if we make this a natural and normal discussion (which it is), and start early, they won't be embarrassed or shy to come to me with any questions.
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Mon, Apr 8, 2013 3:52 PM EDT
There comes a time, about 3 or 4-years-old, when your children seem to be so curious about everything. You'll grow tired of hearing "why?" and "how come?" and you'll be used to answering question after question while multi-tasking. Conversations like these are important for you and your children. It opens the lines of communication, and shows your kids that it's okay to discuss anything with you. This will come in handy when they start asking questions that are a little more… sensitive. We've all heard of the "birds and bees" talk. It's usually expected to be a very embarrassing talk around the time puberty hits that gives the cliff's notes version of what to expect. No one looks forward to this talk, but it doesn't has to be as awkward as we think. Here are 7 tips for talking to your kids about the birds and the bees. - By Devan McGuinness



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