For the past month I have been helping out at Planned Parenthood Ottawa on an interim basis. We are starting to develop some resources to help parents talk with their kids about sexual and reproductive health – sex-ed by parents. It can be pretty scary – terrifying actually when your five year old asks how babies get in to their mummies tummies and the want detail. What do you say to your 11 year old son when he asks about porn he found online? Not to mention what to say when you think your kid is hooking up or engaging in intercourse and they haven’t talked to you about it.
Help us build tools for you or your parents. What do you wish you had known about sex/your body/sexual & reproductive health when you were growing up? What are you afraid of / what do you need to know to help you prepare to talk with your kids?