Don't wait until they are teenagers for one big conversation - have endless little conversations that begin when they start asking questions.
Children really need to know that there is nothing wrong with asking their parents questions about sexuality. This is why the American Social Health Association coined the term "askable parents". Children who learn about sex from "askable parents" learn values and love along with the facts.
Louise Holden, "Talk to your children about sex now and keep talking otherwise it could be too late," The Irish Times, May 20, 2003
Eleanor Charles, "Westchester Guide," The New York Times, January 11, 1981
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