When to Have “The Talk”
Story by Kymberly Breckenridge
Illustrated by Tatyana Starikova
Last spring I took my nine-year-old daughter to her annual checkup with our beloved pediatrician. The visit was like every other checkup and, quite frankly, I was zoning out when Maya’s doctor, speaking in hushed tones, asked if I’d had the sex talk with her yet. My jaw hit the floor; my daughter was just finishing up third grade! I’d imagined I had more time, a year at least. But according to Maya’s doctor, I was at least a year behind.