The Birds and the Bees

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Let’s be honest.  I’m not at all in any hurry to discuss the topic of the ‘birds and bees’ with my little girl.   As a matter of fact, I would give anything for her to stay 8 forever and avoid the topic all together.  I honestly cannot even recall when my own mother first educated me on the subject.  I feel like I was much older than Maya, but my husband assures me that the time for ‘the talk’ is here and now.  He explains that some parents start teaching kids at even younger ages.   I’d prefer to hold out as long as possible, but the truth of the matter is, that it’s better for her to learn from us than on the playground or on TV.  I do sometimes let her watch Glee (because she loves the incredible singing performances) but if you’re a fan of the show, many soon realize the storylines can be rather risqué. I always struggle with which episodes to let her watch or what music videos to play on YouTube.  In any event, I have to face the reality that raising a daughter means helping her to become more aware, embrace her curiosity and never feel ashamed to ask us important questions about how babies are made.  We will be thankful, in the end, that we were allowed the opportunity to set the foundation for how she perceives her sexuality now and in the future.