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on Sex Ed
I want to encourage parents to not underestimate the power of a mentor. Most kids don't feel comfortable asking their parents questions. I play this role to two teenagers, whom consider me younger and "cooler" than their parents (I'm 33). The information they bring home from their friends and older kids at school is appauling. One girl had sex with her boyfriend because an upperclassmen girl told her that it would "bring them closer emotionally." Of course, it made no difference to the guy in that way. He's just a teenage hormonal boy. She also didn't feel comfortable asking her parents about condoms. They need advice from people they trust and parents have to understand that that might not be them! There is a very emotional woman on the radio right now saying that her kids sex ed is her responsibility. But you have to take into account--your kids might NOT want to hear it from you!!!!
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