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Opening Up a Conversation with Your Child about Sex

Time flies really fast. It seems like yesterday that you were holding this tiny baby in your arms. But now she's grown, and she's fast becoming a beautiful young lady. Seeing your child grow can be a bittersweet experience. It's a joyous celebration of her entry to the next phase in her life, but at the same time, a sad good-bye to her childhood.

To grow up will mean new experiences and curiosities. She will learn new ideas and concepts. She will meet new acquaintances and cultivate close friendship with a chosen few. She will experience joy and euphoria; she'll experience melancholy and sadness. She will meet a guy; she'll fall in love. Inevitably, the time will come when they will consummate their love through sex.

Some kids develop awareness of sex at age 9, but some start later at around 11. No matter what their age, it's better to have the talk than not at all.

Before tackling the subject of sex, be sure you know what to say and how to say it. Sex is one of the most delicate subjects that you can share and exchange ideas about with your child. Timing is also everything. When your child expresses interest in the subject, it will be a good starting point for discussion.

To ensure a healthy exchange of ideas, establish an open line of communication with your child. Kids are likely to open up with their thoughts if they feel comfortable sharing them. That way, it will easier to broach sensitive topics like sex.


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Whether your lifestyle dictates the need for concierge-style 24/7 access to your personal physician or direct access medicine for yourself or your family, you'll find it here. Highly focused personal care from a board-certified family practitioner with more than two decades' experience. Known as the valley's premier provider of integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Sosnowski has a strong reputation for investing inordinate amounts of time getting to know, diagnose and treat her patients.

Patient Reviews

This was my first visit with Dr. Sosnowski and it was the most thorough physical I have ever had. My appointment was scheduled to be two hours so that we could go through all my medical history and have a physical exam. It was so nice to be able to have someone really listen to you and answer your questions. Dr. Sosnowski was knowledgeable and thorough. I left with a few things to implement now while we have lab work done (also very thorough and extensive) and a plan to move forward towards good health.

A Doctor's Personal Story


by Jennifer J. Sosnowski, MD, FAAFP, ABoIM, IFMCP

"My personal struggle in overcoming six years of chronic daily migraines was the catalyst that led me to become an expert in functional and integrative medicine. My exasperation with the conveyor belt approach of today's mainstream medical industry inspired me to launch MVP Medical Care. My focus is on you, the patient - insurance companies don't dictate your care."