HOT TOPIC: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START TALKING ABOUT THE BIRDS & THE BEES?

It's there ever a right time to start talking to your children about the "Birds and the Bees"? Some experts say that you should start talking to your kids as early as five years old!

A writer named Joan Indiana Rigdon of Forbes.com writes:

"...Many parents and doctors have been encouraging parents to explain anatomy and the basic mechanics of sexual intercourse to their kids by age five, even if the kids don't ask.

Says the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott's Children's Hospital Web site: "A child who learns about these basic topics [including sexual intercourse] by age 5 will find it easy to ask you more about sex as he or she grows older."

My mom friends are wary. Most who have children my daughter's age don't think they need to discuss the mechanics anytime soon. For now they favor discussions of love and "special hugs" that produce babies."

What say you? When is the best time to start talking to your kids about the "Birds and the Bees"

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