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Plucking up the courage to talk about sex

What is a wet dream? I was asked this by my 11-year-old son this week.

Helping children find faith Ed Drew
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He was looking at the syllabus that had been sent home by his year six teacher. I was into my second sentence when he interrupted me: ‘Can I have the short version?’ I was encouraged by that. He has noticed that whenever we talk about issues around biology and sex, I give full answers and ask him questions. This is partly to compensate for the huge awkwardness I inevitably feel. I think I may have over-compensated!