NJ Housewife: It's Important to Have "Sex Talk" With Kids
Let's talk about sex, baby!
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita says she wasn't afraid to discuss the birds and the bees with her 19-year-old daughter Ashley Holmes.
"I already had a whole sex talk with her," the reality star, 40, tells UsMagazine.com. "I knew she was dating an older guy, and I'm not going to be in denial like a lot of parents like, 'Oh, not my kid!'"
And Laurita -- who gave birth to son Nicholas Francis in June 2009 -- wasn't afraid to throw in a few scary details about the dangers of STDs during their candid conversation.
"I showed her every disease manual I could find and made her watch all the scary movies," she says. "I tried to scare her first."
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Laurita believes that having open conversations with her daughter about sex will encourage Holmes to make more responsible decisions.
"My daughter tells me the truth," she tells Us. "When I ask her, she is very honest with me, and we have that honest relationship."
But the Bravo star realizes that not all mothers are comfortable discussing touchy subjects like sex with their teenage daughters -- which is why Laurita is happy to share her experiences on camera.
"Some mothers will relate to it, others will be appalled, but its what we chose to do," she says.