When Parents Don't See Eye-to-Eye About Sex-Ed

When Parents Don't See Eye-to-Eye About Sex-Ed

Co-parents don’t always agree on what is age appropriate for their child. This can be particularly delicate when the topic of age-appropriate sex education comes up. In my experience as a sex educator, the “how young is too young?” type of question is often the first question parents have about their children's sexual education.

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Our own Emmalinda MacLean, discusses developmentally appropriate sex-ed on "The Doctors"

Emmalinda MacLean, co-founder of More Than Sex-Ed, was invited to The Doctors to discuss a controversial sex education book for young children. “Mommy Laid an Egg, or Where Do Babies Come From?” by English author Babbette Cole.

This lighthearted and zany book was published in 1993, and takes the offbeat approach that the parents don't understand where babies come from, and that the kids do a really brilliant job of explaining things to mom and dad. It became a recent internet meme when many social media voices questioned its developmental appropriateness.

Take a look at the book yourself, and let us know what you think!