Having "THE TALK" soon, help!!!
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|Tue, 07-20-2004 - 3:44pm|
The scary part, is that I was a counselor at a fifth grade camp two years ago, and I was warned to keep my eyes on some of the female students because they were already sexually active. Scared the heck out of me. The sad part is, that I really think that if we (me and DF... well ok, me) don't intervene quickly she will be one of "those" girls. She has witnessed A LOT of inappropriate sexual behavior through the years (her mom's behavior with a multitude of men, and her ex-stepmom's/dad's behavior). She also has no modesty in regards to nudity and appropriateness (thanks to her dad not treaching her modesty around members of the opposite sex), so I don't think it would take much for one of her little "boyfriends" to get her naked.
Some kids, I wouldn't even worry about talking to yet, but she is very OVERDUE.
So... here is my question. I am the one having "the talk" with her, because she is the most comfortable talking to me (versus her mom, dad or step-dad). She already asks a lot of questions, and generally comes to me to get answers. But how do I start the discussion? I want to lead into it in a somewhat "natural way" to relieve some of the tension for both of us. I don't want to just drag her into a room and say "It's time we have a talk." Any suggestions?!? Has anyone already done "the talk" and can give me some pointers?