"the" Talk

• 12 March 2009

This post strays from my usual (food, fashion, pretty things, interiors, deals, travel, etc.), but after a conversation with a friend the other day I felt inclined to share a few thoughts about this serious subject.

I think most parents dread having "the talk" with their child--and not just because it can be a little awkward--but because you never thought you'd have this type of conversation with such a little person (you think you have until age 12 but these days it's more like age 8). In an time where three quarters of a million teenage girls become pregnant in a year, it's truly an unavoidable chat. Here are a few places to start...

* I like this article because it deals with other tough issues as well, like drugs & handling money.

* I've always been impressed with this couple's parenting advice and I also appreciate their approach too.

* This article in the NY Times shares some appropriate conversation starters that you may not think of on your own.

Good Luck :)

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