Few parenting moments are more awkward than the old birds-and-the-bees talk. As evidenced by the fact that we're still calling it "the birds and the bees," even though no one has the faintest clue how that euphemism came about.
Seriously, the sex talk: Turns out there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Have the sex talk with your children, that is.
Brave researchers have gone where (some) parents fear to tread, and studied different methods parents use to talk to their kids about sex. Based on their research, here are tactics that actually work: Spread out conversations; use anatomically correct terms; and don't make up some fantastic tale, no matter how young kids are when they spring the "where do babies come from?" question on you.
Read the full story here: Talking to kids about sex.
What do you think? For parents who have been there, done that excrutiatingly awkward talk, what's your advice for keeping the lines of communication open?