You might be holding back on having that talk with your kids about sex because you think it’s too early. However I’m here to warn you, you are dealing with a generation that is so advanced that they almost match us. The only thing that separates kids from adults today is the fact that Adults pay the bills and kids don’t.
Studies actually show that Black parents try really hard to avoid “The Talk” and another study shows that 40% of parents have the talk when their teenagers have already started having sex.
If having the talk with your kids seems too scary, break it up into segments. I personally believe the first talk should happen at 12. If your kids know who Nicki Minaj is and if they know exactly who Rihanna is, that means it’s time for the talk.
Talking to your kids is extremely important and informing them about HIV/AIDS and STDs should not be left up to their guidance councilors. Parents it’s time to be responsible. Don’t wait until it’s too late; your child could become the next statistic.
It’s important to talk to your kids because it is extremely important to enlighten them and keep them informed. Knowledge is power. Don’t allow negative influence and peer pressure to get to your kids before you do. When they find themselves in the position they will be better equipped to deal with the situation, whether they decide to have sex or to wait. Knowing the pros and cons before going into any situation whether it be business, school, or work, will help anybody handle themselves better.
What if a parent is HIV Positive or living with AIDS? You are the best person to have this talk with your children. And don’t be afraid to talk to them. They will not judge you; no matter what, you will always be their hero.
One of the best ways to go about this matter is talking with your treatment team, they can advise you on how to do it and when. You might be surprised they might be able to schedule a visit and you can talk to your kids with the help of your treatment team or doctor.
I know it’s easier said than done and this blog is a little shorter than usual, but I just wanted to tell parents that the talk is necessary. My parents never talked to me about sex, even when I asked. Everything I learned was from school, friends and you guessed it, horny boys. So I am urging parents to consider having the talk soon.
Thank You and have a blessed week.