Talk To Your Kids About Star Wars (And Sex!)

My aunt suggested that I watch this video about how to talk to your kids about Star Wars. My reaction to this video, unsurprisingly, was to wonder if the parents in the clip would be as eager to talk to their kids about sex as they were about talking to them about Star Wars.

Over the past two weeks during a rather unpleasant finals period, I spent a large chunk of time reading and writing about sex education in the United States. Thus far, the general conclusion seems to be that talking about sex with young people helps them make healthier decisions about it.

True, talking to your kids about sex can be awkward. I don’t have any myself so I don’t know what it’s like from the parental side, but I do know that it’s not something I always want to talk to my parents about (Sorry Mom and Dad, but it’s true) and I’m much more interested in talking about it than the average person. However, bringing up sex is really important for parents to do. They are the best people to instruct their children in their personal values about sex. Also, bringing it up is more likely to convince kids that they can go to their parents if something bad does happen to them.

Planned Parenthood has some useful tips for parents about talking to their kids about sex. I’d highly recommend checking it out if you need some help getting started or don’t know what to say.

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  • Kate

    Fabulous video! I particularly enjoyed the baby with the yoda hat.