I allowed my children to watch 30 minutes of TV in their bedrooms prior to bedtime lights out. One night I kissed my 7 year old good night and as I turned to walk away she said “Ma, can you put the TV on the SEX channel.” WHAT!!!!!!! WE HAVE A SEX CHANNEL!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! More recently, my girls and I were watching television at 8:00 pm, not midnight, and one of the characters in a popular TV show asked his girlfriend if he could have some “lettuce.” My girls smiled because they knew that I was oblivious to what “lettuce” meant. I thought we were watching the food channel – SMH!!!!!!
S-E-X (I’m spelling it) is all around us, morning, noon, and night. It’s on TV, it’s in the music, in the books, on the radio, billboards (I live in Las Vegas), computer games, and on the internet. So, if you’re trying to protect your children from being exposed to S-E-X too early, good luck.
The best way to prepare your children for the “Sex Revolution” is with knowledge. I wasn’t really good at having the “sex talk” with my girls. I never, ever, ever talked about sex with my mother. As a result, I felt extremely uncomfortable addressing “it” with my daughters, so I did the next best thing, I bought them a book, complete with pictures. And no, we did not read it together. One night my youngest yelled out “Ma, what does circumcision mean?” I cheerfully responded, “look it up in your book.” The next sound I heard was OWWWWWW!!!!!!! Yep, that pretty much sums up circumcision.