When do you teach kids about the birds and the bees? Psychoanalyst Joyce McFadden says if your child is old enough to identify her earlobe, then "she's old enough to know what her vulva is." When do you teach your kids about sex and sexuality? And how much do you tell them? How did your parents tell you about sex, menstruation, masturbation, and gender differences? Or did you learn from school, church, or your friends? And how does growing up in Las Vegas, with its sexualized attitude, affect how kids understand sex and sexuality? Tell us your story. Experts around the nation weigh in.
Thanks for the opportunity to engage with your listeners, Dave! Three resources that may assist parents further: 1 - On the SIECUS web site via the link you posted on the State of Nevada Page, the newsletter series "Families Are Talking"; 2 - books by author Robie Harris such as "It's Perfectly Normal"; and 3) The website www.religiousinstitute.org for those interested in exploring more faith-based perspectives.Kurt Conklin, MPH, MCHES (SIECUS) –Jul 29, 2011 10:04:27 AM