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Having "the talk" w/Children?

In the past, I asked when it may be appropriate to talk about sex and my diagnosis with my child. My son is currently 9 yo, and I believe many people suggested 10+. I am thinking before sharing information that I will have to have the sex talk. .. and I cannot lie, the awkward mother in me is beyond petrified. I want to be sure that the first impression and knowledge comes from me, so I know I will have to act sooner than later. My son is an emotional kid, so I know it will be a sincere moment and just the two of us. Any tips, words of encouragement or suggestions?cc *Whew, parenting.

  1. Alafia (Peace) This topic is always a tough and difficult task. I suggest you reflect on what you already know about your son's knowledge about sex and HIV. We sometimes don't take the time to really understand what our children hear and see from their surrounding. I also believe it's not a one time conversation. It may have to happen several times. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

    1. I appreciate this so much because it truly is so important to reflect. I have thought about just writing my thoughts a few times before I have the conversation. -Ze (Team Member)

      1. Alafia (Peace) That sounds like a good approach. Sometimes when we write things can get more clear before we share with others. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

    2. Alafia (Peace) You never shared if you have had "the talk" with your children. I am curious to know how things went and how your children responded. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

      1. Hi everyone

        1. hi how you doing? 😀 - Liz (Team Member)

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