When and How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

When I wrote about teenagers, affection and autonomy, I wasn’t thinking specifically about my son’s sex lives. But one reader asked when I would talk to them about sex, and proposed to explain birth control to their children when they were 16, “hoping” they wouldn’t have sex before then.

I think 16 is too late. Very very too late.

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Andrea Laiacona Dooley

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I write, parent, arbitrate, not necessarily in that order. Please subscribe to my newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/AndreaLD

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