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Sex Education: Would You Give Your Child Birth Control?

My younger sister is expecting. She just entered her third trimester and, I say this with love, she is noticeably pregnant. My older sister and I had kids around the same time and our second children were too young at the time to understand the process. That is not the case with this latest pregnancy. My 3- and 5-year-old are well aware that their normally petite aunt is looking, well, round.

The ‘where do babies come from?’ talks have begun and my husband and I are handling the questions as they come with age appropriate answers. Luckily, we haven’t had to break out the anatomy books just yet. It has got me thinking about future talks, though, and how we will approach discussing sex with our children. I am a firm believer in encouraging safe sex, not abstinence. It’s what I believe to be realistic. I’ve talked about this at length over on Strollerderby.

And I’m curious…

When the time comes, will you encourage your child to abstain until marriage? Would you be comfortable providing your son or daughter with birth control? Let’s discuss.

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