Sex Education. Please!
I have just had a really funny conversation with my children who are 8, 10 and 13 respectively. They are all receiving sex education at school as per the National Curriculum and as a sensible, forward-thinking mother, I encourage them to discuss anything which concerns them, or which they feel may need more clarification.
It was for this reason that the following conversation took place.
Daughter : "Why would a boy want to have sex with you if he is having a baby with someone else? 'Cos he's already having a baby!"
Me : "It's not the baby that interests him!"
Eldest son : "Yes and anyway you don't want to have sex with anyone 'cos then you can get STDs and catch HERMES!"
Me : "Actually no! Hermes is a company who deliver parcels...I think you'll find you mean HERPES!"
Now you may be wondering why I am sharing this funny anecdote with you. So I shall tell you - Britain has one of the highest teenage sex rates and highest unwanted pregnancy rates worldwide. It is neither fashionable nor acceptable but it is true.
So talk with your kids and find out where they are at ...you might just live to NOT regret it. And you might even learn where unwanted parcels come from... x