"Growing Up" Class

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"Growing Up" Class
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Mon, 04-23-2012 - 12:31pm

Jacob had his "Growing Up" class at school on Friday.

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 9:01pm

Our school does that class in 5th grade.

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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:54pm
Interesting that your brother said it should NOT come from you. Any reason for that? Or is it something boys would feel more comfortable hearing from another male (don't get me wrong- Larry can have the pleasure of this discussion!)?

I was talking to another mom on Friday night about the class and her teen daughter was there (she is a senior in high school). She told me that she prefers learning about it at school instead of from her parents. She said it is SO uncomfortable having the discussion with your mom/dad.

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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 6:39pm

My brother said he would have been mortified if my mom had had that kind of talk with him.

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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 1:44pm
Interesting! Larry and I grew up very differently in this regard so I just don't know how to approach this. My parents didn't say a word to me whereas Larry's parents were very straight forward with him (think bananas and condoms. YIKES!). Thankfully Larry feels very comfortable talking to the boys so I think this big talk will be something he initiates. I want the boys to feel comfortable coming to us, just not sure how (or when) to have that big talk.