I honestly feel scared for my kids. The reason why, is that they’re growing up in a world where I (as the parent) have to consider self defense classes for my 10 year old girl and boy (when he gets there). In case they get into a sticky situation. As well as make sure that they’re all considerate to other human beings without being taken for a ride and potentially being harmed. Our world is sick, and my job is to raise decent human beings in it. Continue reading “The “talk” with my kids : Wait, just Wait.”
I’m writing this post on an evening after a day where the wheels came off more than once, for more than just one of us (my hand being up as well). It wasn’t the kind you’re thinking of, you know the whole losing my mind and shouting at every single child that crosses my path in my home . Continue reading “The “talk” with my kids: self control”
Good morning fellow people. As I decided a few weeks ago – Friday is my day to share about what our experience has been with our kids with the whole “birds and the bees” thing. As you might have gathered, it isn’t just about the deed itself up to now, its been more about lifestyle choices and working the ground leading up to the all to important conversations. So, I’m going to chat some more about another aspect of the ground work we’ve worked on a bit. Continue reading “The “talk” with my kids : “boys”…… hmmm”
We’re about to go on a long awaited holiday, for a week. But I felt I should touch base before we set off and share another tidbit about having “the talk” with our kids.
You know, as I look back on learning to be a mom and parent as best as I can, I remember learning one thing before I got married and thought- “hmmm, I’m going to try that one out and hope it works”. Continue reading ““The talk” with my kids : being honest with them”
It’s amazing how long our road has been up to the point we are currently at. When I start telling you about the conversations I’m having with my, now, 9year old and 7 year old-I think many of you would be, “ooooo no, that’s a little too young for those conversations”. And that’s ok, because each child is completely different in their curiosity and also their innocense levels. Continue reading ““The talk” with my kids: setting a clear point of view”
You know having the sex talk isn’t an event in our home, it has become a lifestyle and culture. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not constantly talking to my children about the birds and the bees. (LOL can you imagine a 2 year old trying to understand that conversation? haha, sorry, I just had a picture of Jude trying to understand that kind of “talk”) Anyway, as part of teaching our children about their sexuality and what it’s all about – I had to teach my girls from a very young age what the words “appropriate” and “inappropriate” meant. Continue reading ““The Talk” with my kids : ‘Self respect’”
Being the mom and being with my little tribe most of the day, I realized that my first reactions to their curious minds and bodies would determine our ‘sex talk’ relationship forever. It has been a long journey so far and I honestly don’t think I’m doing a perfect job. But I’m feeling compelled to share this part of our story that may help someone else that thinks or feels the way that we do.
Ever since our kids were born, we had decided that we wanted our home to be one where they could be free about their bodies and their sexuality, along with respect and modesty. Continue reading “When I started having ‘the talk’ with my kids”