Preparing Dad: Older Child

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Teaching Our Children How to Prepare for LIFE......

I am a Stay at Home Mom ( SAHM ). When I was little my mother never taught me the things I needed to know to grow up and to be a woman/mom. Like: Cooking, cleaning, dressing nice, doing my hair, wearing make- up, how to work with money, never gave me the talk about the birds and the bees, and on and on and on. I struggled for many years. I have a wonderful mother in law and I would look at her as a motherly example. I never told her this. I learned a lot from her. I am still learning. My husband and I have four kids....

Father's Attitude

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...