New Mom, Who Dis? Season 2, Episode 2
I’ll admit: I’m a prude. I was NOT raised in a house where we talked openly about SEX. NUDITY. MASTURBATION. PRIVATE PARTS. But now that I have kids, I have to learn how to discuss it. So, in this episode of New Mom, Who Dis? I make a pilgrimage to Pacific Palisades, California to talk to world-famous parenting expert Betsy Brown Braun about pee-pees and wee-wees.
Yes, I am summoning all of my courage to ask THE WORLD’S MOST EMBARRASSING PARENTING QUESTIONS, so you don’t have to (and you WILL BLUSH, especially at the end).
To get started, Betsy and I talk about PRIVATE PARTS. In particular….what am I SUPPOSED to call my sons’ private parts? Because pee-pee sounds pretty good to me. But Betsy says to, “call it by it’s right name,” because it puts our children in a position to be powerful about themselves.
Penis. Vagina. Power. Got it.
Then, we talk about NUDITY. And I ask a question I think many parents have: “when should we stop being naked in front of our kids”? Betsy says there comes a time when your kid should NOT see a parent of the opposite gender naked – and that age is around FOUR, or, when your child is about eye-height with your genitals. I shuddered just writing that.
We also tackle MASTURBATION (did you just cringe? Because I just cringed).
The good news here, ladies and gentlemen, we don’t have to talk to our kids about masturbation unless they give us a reason to. And I think I speak for parents everywhere when I say: PLEASE DON’T GIVE US A REASON TO.
Lastly, we talk about SEX-baby.
Literally. The infamous question where do babies come from? It’s usually our first opportunity to talk to our kids about sex….And we’re supposed to TELL IT LIKE IT IS. BONERS, SPERM, EGGS AND ALL.
Are you ready to tell your kids where babies ACTUALLY come from? Have you HAD ‘The Talk’?
Let me know in the comments below, I’m ready to blush at your answers.