GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011 - (Page 44)

Sex talk T BY DORREE LYNN Dr. Dorree Lynn is a Georgetownbased psychologist, author of Sex for Grownups and founder of alking to your grandchildren about safe sex and STD prevention might not be at the top of your “bonding with my grandkids” list of things to do, but it is necessary and appropriate in 2011. HIV and STDs are more prevalent than ever, and although having “the talk” with your grandchildren might be uncomfortable, it could save their life. Grandparents have an “in” with their grandkids in a way that parents don’t. Grandparents are the ones who love more than they reprimand, and the generation gap alone gives your stories and lectures 44 GRAND SEPT OCT 2011 You, your grandkids & the new world of STDs an angle that can capture their attention while allowing you to implant some wisdom in their minds that will stick with them in the future. Use your age to your advantage—you have the wonderful gift of history, out of which you can tell stories to your grandkids that are absolutely foreign to them. Havin could grand photo: © wragg

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011

GRAND - Sept/Oct 2011
Grand View
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand Central
GRANDparent of the Year
Cover Story: Love Is As Love Does
On Becoming GRAND
Is Retirement Getting Better or Worse?
Prepare for CARE
Facebook Faux Pas
Grandparents Month
Just Be There: Our G’kids Are Running Amuck!
Kinship Care Resources
Sex Talk
No-Sweat Tech
Education Is Child’s Play
Grand Finale
Elder Law 101

GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011