Another weird culture war phenomenon...how to explain homosexuality to small children? Thanks to the culturally correct, this is a big topic in the news, and precocious children may not ignore the issue. I wonder how I would handle this if I was a parent, especially with 'thats so gay' being vernacular among preteens in schools. I consider myself an open minded liberal, but not being a parent, I can't really imagine how I would feel if I had a munchkin on my own who came home from elementary school with such a question. I mean, the 'birds and the bees' talk must be hard enough for some parents, I can't imagine how difficult this topic must be for some.
I know DADvocate has discussed this before on his blog (thought my boy Jack Daniels is visiting the house right now, preventing me from a really good search), so I wonder what his thoughts on this are. I wonder what many parents, especially new ones, have thought about telling their children about this. I wonder what the more liberal like Dangerblond told her kids (or grandkids if they asked)?
I wonder about this, because of this article from Hip Mama in this week's Flagpole Magazine.