I was much too proud (read that as scared) to ever ask my mum openly about the birds-and-the-bees. And I guess mum was too. I was given a little 'blue book' to read and told to get back to her if I had any questions.
I guess things have changed a lot since then and these days with such easy access to information via the internet, parents really have their work cut out for them! Here's a wonderful take by comedian Julia Sweeney about how she handles things with her eight year-old daughter...enjoy!