Parents today pride themselves on being honest with their kids. They talk about the things they did way back when, and they hope their children will learn something from all of the personal revelations. But Mary Beth Bonacci, author of Real Love, is tossing out a warning to parents who think that talking about their premarital sex lives will somehow keep their children on the straight and narrow. Her advice, in not so many words: What happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom.
In her latest column, Bonacci makes a good point when she says that children who hear about their parents' escapades in detail won't necessarily focus on the negative aspects of their past, only that their parents' present seems pretty good and so they can probably follow their example with little or no damage. In a world where children have become the center of everything, Bonacci boldly suggests that perhaps there are some things that children don't need to know. And in keeping sex secret, we may even keep sex sacred. The full column is up on her Real Love Incorporated website. Click here to check it out.