Ok, so we all sort of dread actually having “the talk” with our preteen.  Yes, speaking about the birds and the bees can be difficult (who even came up with the birds and bees thing?).  But realistically, preteens and teens NEED to know the facts so that they can protect themselves against things like pregnancy and diseases.  Let’s be real. Giving a preteen or teen the “facts” does not mean that you are encouraging them to become sexually active.  It just allows them to better understand their own body.

Take a look at my column in the Tidewater Family Plus Magazine about: having “the talk” with your preteen.