We were travelling in a car with another family. The song “I am sexy & I know it” was playing on the radio.
Immediately, one of the 7-year-old girls asked us to turn off the radio.
“Why did you want us to turn of the radio?”
Girl – “It has many bad words – sexy.”
Mother – “Very good. It is very important in life to be able to tell right from wrong.”
I kept my mouth shut because I was not the mother but I did feel the conversation could have gone better. I was disappointed, to be honest. How can our children have healthy attitudes about sexuality when we encourage the belief that anything related to sex is bad? Is sex/sexy really a bad word?
What do you think?