Sunday, December 23, 2007

Birds, Bees and “the talk”

I really have not had anything to say lately and thus the increase in video links here and about. It's not that I haven't had ideas brewing around. They are there, percolating like a fine cup of coffee, just waiting to be poured. This post is not one of those cups. Rather, it is a reaction to the headlines about the pregnancy of 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears. I have no idea who this young lady is, but apparently, a lot of people do. Younger sister of Britney, Ms. Spears stars as Zoey in Nickelodean's "Zoey 101."

The headlines ask the question "How will you talk to your Kids about Sex and Teen Pregnancy?"

So, here is how we handled this subject this year. Last Christmas, I bought Cindy the book "Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle: Creative Conversations about Sexual and Emotional Integrity." Both of us read the book, and then we read it with Katie and Megan. As it turns out, Megan was too young and most of the concepts went over her head. But Katie, nine, understood and picked up on things fairly quickly. However, I could tell that my presence was a hindrance to the conversation. Cindy and Katie continued to work through the book almost all year.

Cindy has told me about questions that Katie will ask her, out of the blue. Even though the book is done, the conversation is still continuing.

Merry Christmas All!


George said...

That's weird. I've never even heard of those books, but my Small Group leader was talking about the boys version of that same book just this morning. I don't usually jump to the conclusion that a coincidence is a personal message from God, but I'm probably going to go out and get those books anyway. Thanks, bro.

Merry Christmas!

Chuck said...

Awesome! Let me know how the boy's books are. "Every Man's Battle" is also a very good and frank discussion as well (aimed at us bigger boys).