When DCFS Needs To Be On Speed Dial: 11 Examples Of Lazy Parenting

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6.  You avoid the awkward talks because they make YOU uncomfortable.

Whether it starts with a question like, “Where do babies come from?” or “Why won’t I see Grandma anymore?”, you are your child’s first teacher and they are depending on you to come with the cold hard facts even if they aren’t the most pleasant.  Most of the time parents skip these talks altogether and replace them with cute stories that are absolutely of no real use for your child, but spare the parent a few minutes of awkwardness.  You aren’t doing your child any favors by throwing around terms like “cookie box” instead of “vagina” because YOU get grossed out.  All you’re doing is confusing them.  If you can’t bring yourself to truthfully answer the tough questions, take them to someone you trust who can.

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