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The Birds and the Bees

5 Tips For Having 'The Talk' With Your Kids

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

We never have only one talk about anything! Kids learn through repetition and they need reminders every day to help them make good choices. So, why would I treat something as important a sex any differently?

How To Talk To Your Grocer About Sex

Kate Baer | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

"Oops, I forgot!" Waylon says, smacking himself on the forehead like a cartoon version of himself. "It's not SPRAY, Mommy said. It's called SPERM!"

The Love Issue: Talking to Kids about the Birds and the Bees

Amber Sabathia | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

As a mother, I've learned to never wait to be approached. Feel your child out by asking questions. Get the answers, and then see what stage your child is in.

Parents And Kids Talk About The Birds And The Bees, And It's As Adorably Awkward As Expected

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents

The "birds and the bees" talk might not be the most fun conversation to have with a kid, but the results can be hilarious. Cut.com had five sets o...

The Birds and the Bees, Before Sunrise

Allison Hart | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Allison Hart

"How did I get Daddy's genes for big feet if I was made inside of Mommy?" This conversation happened between my children, over my head as I "slept" the other morning at 6:15. At this point, I had to get involved.

6 Life Lessons I Learned From Talking About Sex With Our Son

Michelle Maldonado | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Michelle Maldonado

I asked him if there were anything he wanted to talk about. He immediately blurted out, "Yes, but I can't say it... It's, it's too disgusting.... It's too horrible. And, plus, I'm not even sure it's real. It may have all been just a big fat lie!"

How to Do "The Sex Talk" Better

Laura Palumbo | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Palumbo

Sexuality is more than sex. Healthy sexual development is about creating a foundation for healthy relationships, choices and behaviors.

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Birds And The Bees (Literally, Like How They Have Sex)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

Birds do it, bees do it -- but how? With corkscrew penises, "cloacal kisses," suicide mating flights and other completely fascinating sexy-time mechan...

The Word I Wasn't Ready To Hear My First Grader Say

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

After school one day a few months ago, Emma perched on the kitchen counter while I cooked dinner and chattered away. Then out of the blue she said, "Somebody said The Aff word at school today!"

The Birds And The Bees, With A Twist

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.

Confessions of a Failed Parent

Jonathan Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Black

I envisioned sitting down with the boys on a bed and starting with, "When boys and girls get older... " only to have them roll their eyes and groan, "We know about that, dad."