Principle 4: We Should Seize Those “Teachable Moments” and Become “Askable” Parents

Many of the most precious opportunities to shape your children’s character happen unexpectedly. The pregnant mom at church, the foul word or leer in a movie preview, the news item about sexual abuse or the sexual affair of a celebrity, the mating animals in the zoo—these and hundreds of other events provide rich opportunities to discuss sexuality with your kids and thus to shape their character.

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