I'm a mother of 4 children, ages 16, soon-to-be 14, 8 and 2. The approach we've taken with our kids is talking with them before outside influences become an issue. We've found that some kids are ready before others and some just aren't prepared yet for the talk. In any case, we're very open; talking about the science behind sex in addition to the physical and emotional effects of engaging in sex at a young age. We're committed to creating a comfortable environment for them to talk to us about sex.
But at the end of the day, our core message is that sex is for a married couple's enjoyment and creation of children and not to be given away freely. However, we've stressed that IF (big fat if) they were to engage in sex prior to marriage, we will still love and support them no matter what.
Great discussion. Stopping by from the Blog Frog Community Hop. Have a great weekend. :)