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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Birds and the Bees

March 23, 2017

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Christy Millican, FNP
This month's topic can be a difficult one: sex. Specifically, talking to your kids about sex. Some parents are a little squeamish about opening a dialogue, while others wonder if their kids are old enough for "the talk." How much information is too much information? Is there a right way or a wrong way to broach the subject? Will I scar my kids for life? No worries. We've got you covered with practical guidance and advice to help you – and your child – start an honest conversation that will serve you both well.

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Birds and the Bees

Not sure when to start talking to your kids about sex? Or wondering how to start the conversation? The internet, media and classroom peers can all influence a child's thoughts on sex. Christy Millican, a family nurse practitioner with Cone Health Center for Children, a member of Cone Health Medical Group, addresses the importance of talking with your children about the birds and the bees.


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