Tips for moms facing "the talk":
Don't let any discomfort that you may have about the conversation keep you from answering their questions.
If you don't answer their questions, they'll go elsewhere for the answers.
How you give attention to your kids is important. Negative attention through correction can communicate to them that their bodies and their sexuality get attention.
Have a monthly date night with your daughter to give her positive attention.
Ask her some open-ended questions to get a sense of where your child is at.
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About Anna Broadway
Anna Broadway is a writer, avid knitter, and some-time swing dancer living near San Francisco. She holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from Arizona State University and has written for print or online versions of Paste, Beliefnet, Godspy, Relevant, Radiant, The Journal of the History of Sexuality, and other publications. She is a former volunteer editor for The New Pantagruel, a contributor to Faith at the Edge (Ave Maria Press), and writes for the Radiant blog The Pulse. In her spare time (i.e., while sleep writing), she also maintains the blog that started it all, Sexless in the City.
Anna got her pen name at an Austin Powers party in grad school: "'Choose a name,' said the host. 'How's that?' I asked. 'Middle name + street you live on.' So I told, and he wrote, and I got my name tag: 'Hello baby, my name is Anna Broadway, International Woman of?' ... Well, you'll just have to guess the rest."
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