If you need evidence of mistakes parents make when talking to their kids about sex, consider this: Most of us didn’t have much of a conversation with our own parents about sex. If you’re like me, you were probably left to figure out a few things on your own—which is never good. The great news is we get to leave a different legacy for our kids.
By engaging our kids in conversation about sex, we can actually guide them and help them navigate the dangers and pitfalls of it. There’s a lot to discuss about sex, but let’s make sure we understand what not to do.
Here are the 5 biggest mistakes dads make when talking to their kids about sex.
1. Leaving the Conversation up to Someone Else
Let’s not abdicate our responsibility to have tough conversations with our kids. These conversations may be difficult and awkward, but you’ve been given a significant voice in your kid’s lives. Also, if you put this conversation off until your kids are 12 years old, you’ve probably waited a few years too late. Let’s not abdicate our responsibility to have tough conversations with our kids. These conversations may be difficult and awkward, (continue reading the other 4 mistakes at allprodad.com).