How should a single mom talk about sex and puberty with her son?

The good news about fifth grade these days is that they have sex education classes, so a single mom doesn’t necessarily have to sit down with her son and talk about sex. When I did, my son was like, “I probably know more than you, because in fifth grade they taught me everything”. Schools do a good job. If you find that you need to talk about it before fifth grade, or maybe he heard things from a sibling, or a friend that aren’t right, or you need to clarify, you can do that either with you and him or maybe get the Dad involved, if that is a possibility, and all you guys talk about it.

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Jodi Seidler is the founder of, the leading single parent resource on the Internet.  Most importantly, Jodi the proud single mom of Sam.

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