If you missed it, Lisa Bloom, the Author of ‘Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World’ wrote an amazing article in the Huffington Post recently entitled “How to Talk to Little Girls.” The article discusses an interaction with a little girl and how other adults were treating the little girl. Ms. Bloom’s observations are great and well worth reading. I wont spoil them here. But I will say, that she is right about the fact that you must have dialogue with children that shows them respect and respects the questions and interests they have. Ms. Bloom’s approach to talking to little girls is a great example of that!
In the realm of the birds and the bees talk, this is no different. Whether a parent decides to tell a child the story of the birds and the bees by using Birds, Bees, Babies or whether they have the birds and the bees talk and center it on biological discussions, it is important not only to engage in communication with a child, but to do so with the respect a child deserves. One of the things that both fascinates and sometimes disturbs so many is that children are little people. Some have amazingly developed personalities and watching them can be more fun than watching a sitcom. They say and do the darnedest things.
When talking to little girls and little boys about the birds and the bees, it is important to have a candid conversation. Just because you may be using a story doesn’t mean that it or any question asked by a child should be dumbed down. There should be an inviting exchange, one that leads to more discussion and is engaging.
In the interim, go check out Lisa Blooms article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-bloom/how-to-talk-to-little-gir_b_882510.html Check out her book on Amazon.com (Disclosure: our links are Amazon Affiliate Links, but we have no affiliation with Ms. Bloom or the Huffington Post).
J.L. Sweat is the Author of Birds, Bees, Babies. Birds, Bees, Babies is the story of the birds and the bees. It is a great resource for Parents who have children that are asking where babies come from and can be used as an essential starting point for the birds and bees talk.
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