How To Talk To Your 10-12 Year Old About Sex
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I am a mother of a soon-to-be 10 year old. She is physically maturing and we have had many talks regarding what will take place as she grows into a young woman. I have yet to talk to her about reproduction and am having a hard time even bringing up the subject. I need some advice on how to talk to her about this. - Melissa in Indiana
The Pediatrician Answers:
Adding to them information from your religious/spiritual organization will pull in the ethical/moral part of this education.
Letting the discussion flow naturally is optimal; the discussion will likely occur over several conversations. Primarily having an "open door" policy about discussing sexual issues and letting your daughter know you are available for such discussion is vital for maintaining communication as she matures and these issues change for her.