Parenting: Talk To Your Kids (cont.)

Lucca_3_WebMD {question presented} How should I talk about sex with my 16-year old daughter?

Kaela_Austin First of all, I want to tell you that I'm smiling. I'm even giggling and chuckling a little bit on this one. If only you had listened to my radio show Sunday night on KIEV, 870AM, 7:00 PM (pst), you would have heard me talk to a mother of a 9-year-old who asked the same question. The mother of the 9-year-old thought that 9 years of age was too early to talk to a child about sex. So, here is what I'm saying to you, mother of a 16-year-old, IT'S TOO LATE. What your child doesn't know about sex now, you probably never knew to begin with. To answer your question, however, I'm going to have to assume that she's asked you questions about sex. If she has asked you about sex, I hope you're sitting down. Tell her everything you know. Use every slang, use every body part, use every orifice, use every word that you know that you have ever heard in a bar or in a hospital or in a house of God, but use them all. My suggestion is, also, that while you are talking to her, you say to her, "because this might be embarrassing for you to hear from me, your parent, what I'm going to do is I'm going to look at the floor or I'm going to turn my chair so that you don't have to feel embarrassed listening to me." And do so, turn your chair or look at the floor. Do not look into her face. I wish I could have you respond to me if you choose to do this. But I am told that I can tell you that I do have a way to get you to do that. So, there are two things that I ask you to do and I really would love to hear if you do this what the response is because I'd love to talk to you. You can call me toll-free on Sunday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM (pst) at: 1-877-870-5438. That's 1-877-870-KIEV That's station KIEV 870AM in Los Angeles, California. Or you can log on to to listen to the show live. And that would be 10:00-11:00 PM (EST) You can also email us questions to: Or fax us at (310) 390-4229 The web site is In closing, let me thank all of you out there who are interested in learning more about parenting. Please continue asking questions of anybody. Talk to your friends, talk to your families. We need and we should have to qualify for a license to parent.

Event_Moderator Thank you for joining us, Kaela. Join us again at 7 p.m. EST in The Spa Auditorium, when we discuss "Corporate Spas, and What You Need to Know Before You Go," with Anthony Carroccio, editor-in-chief of Healing Retreats and Spas Magazine.

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