Thursday, February 9, 2012

My oldest boy turned 10.

We shelter our children.  They are homeschooled.  They stay at home with me most days.  Most of their interaction with other children is supervised and happens in Godly homes and at church.

Nolan's request for his 10th birthday was that he and his dad go hiking in The Smoky Mountains.  I thought this would be a great opportunity to begin the discussion that a parent should have with their children, as they get older.

You know the one I'm talking about....

Our goal as parents is that this be an ongoing discourse that goes on for years.  We hope that our answers to the many questions our children will have, would be God-glorifying, and truthful.  There shouldn't be embarrassment when explaining how our bodies were created and what happens to them as we get older.

We wanted to begin discussing basic body changes and see where that would is what the conversation was like that took place in the car, on the way to the mountains:

Daddy: Nolan, now that you are older, your body is going to start changing.

Nolan: Ooooh, look!  It's a golf course!!

There was a complete lack of interest on Nolan's part.

I'm thinking we need to take some advice from Amy's Humble Musings!