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Re:re:the talk with daughter
Question from jessica on 7/3/2013:

Dear Judie, I have read both posts regarding the appropriate age to have "the talk" with a son or daughter, and I believe that a middle ground needs to be established. Though I would not recommend having it with a young 13 year old in most circumstances, I certainly do not recommend putting it off until age 19 or 20! One of our biggest duties as parents is to help our children along the path to holiness. Each will be called to the married, single, or religious state, and I believe that we should instruct them to respect and know as much about their bodies as possible. If a child is not mature enough even at age 19, then some issues need to be addressed. Just to illustrate, I spoke to my 16 year old about it, and she is now a mother with two children. I waited until the age of 20 to have it with my other daughter, and she experienced a great deal of anxiety learning about sex at so late an age. She had to go through counseling.If you don't feel it is necessary, then don't discuss sex with your child too early. . . but please, as a message to all parents, do not put it off until too late! Jessica

Answer by Judie Brown on 7/5/2013:

Jessica

Thank you for these wise words.

Judie Brown

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