Educating or talking about sex to our children/teenagers at home/family.We are in the 21st century and have been talking about providing sex education to our children. Every now and then we read, watch or hear about rapes, perverted or debauchee, elope of children from home, children watching porn or forwarding explicit contents, mood swings in children etc. We even know that during their teens, children are not able to understand the urge or temptation or change in the hormone that leads to such acts and we as a parent need to make them understand and teach them about sex and related issues.
We keep saying that we need to provide sex education to our children but how many from us have actually talked with their children about it? There may be hardly a few of us as this takes good understanding, openness and friendly nature between both the parties. When we want our children to be safe and secure, it is our duty to educate them about the topic.
Even when parents take courage and talk to them about it, many important points are lost in translation, and we just try to cover the topic. We need to talk openly about everything that we feel is important like touch, erection, menstruation, HIV and STD, puberty, crush, pills, condoms, etc. The approach can be according to age, standard and maturity level but we have to talk.
What is the opinion of our members on this important issue? How would you tackle these situations and what all topics do you think should be covered when we talk to our children about sex?