I know someday very soon, I will need to have “the Talk” with my oldest. I hope to God she isn’t like me….I was an “early bloomer” which was further complicated by the fact I was a tomboy. Boys who were friends one day become “friends” the next. I hope my kids don’t go through it, but the good news is the fact that both are very articulate, self-assured, and trained in taekwondo if talking doesn’t work.
Laura Bennett of Project Runway fame is struggling with this on herself. She has 6 kids with her oldest being a girl. As she says in her column at The Daily Beast, she let the streets teach her daughter. But, decided it is probably not a good idea to take that approach with her sons. The article can be found here , because it is hilarious!
While I won’t ruin the article for anyone, I will steal the creepy video she found in her search for parental guidance. Yeah, I don’t think anyone had that sort of talk with a parent after getting “interrupted”.