Unlike a lot of mothers in my suburban community, I have no problem talking to my kids about sex. I was raised by a stylish diva mom of the Mad Men era. This is what informed how I educated my daughter about sex, although my tutelage was far from embittered — because sex, love, and relationships have always been a highly satisfying part of my life. I write about my sex positive philosophy in my recently published memoir Wide Open , which describes my journey balancing romantic love and family life. Educating my children on sex, love, and relationships is a crucial part of what I consider good parenting.
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By Aap. A teenage mother from Melbourne filmed herself performing sexual acts with her infant daughter and sent the footage to someone in the United Kingdom, a court has heard. The man in the UK is accused of blackmailing young women into filming pornography by threatening to send intimate pictures to family and friends.
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Set down the basics of sex education from an early age - don't tell them everything at once. Last week, as part of a strategy to combat teenage pregnancy, government officials urged parents to make sure children as young as 13 were well-informed about the facts of life and contraception. But how do you bring up this tricky subject — and what should you say? Siobhan Freegard, parenting expert and co-founder of Netmums. Be guided by your child and watch out for any questions that give you an opening. There are also a couple of markers — for example, many girls start their periods aged nine, so it makes sense that they are properly informed about the biological side by then. Rather than thinking of the introduction of the facts of life as one pivotal moment, it is helpful to set down the basics for sex education from a young age. Be truthful about where babies come from.
Libbi Boyns left the unusual message on a whiteboard in her bedroom in which she thanked her mother and father for procreating her and her year-old brother. The family, who live in Medway, Kent, found the entire ordeal very funny and subsequently shared a photograph of the note on Facebook for their friends and family to see. Boyns had apparently requested the whiteboard as a present because she aspires to be a teacher when she's older. On this occasion, however, the savvy eight-year-old diverged in a way that took both her parents by complete surprise. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.