Melisa Holmes | Eight Is Great: The Birds and The Bees Talk

How old were you when your parents relayed the dreaded birds-and-the-bees talk? How did it go? A physician, associate professor, and mother of three, Melisa Holmes provides a somewhat startling vision to help make the process easier and more meaningful — at the ripe old age of eight. That’s right. Eight. And why not? We all really start wondering where we come from and how it all works when we’re in grade school. Her genius: talk to them before they hear about it on the playground. Let them hear it from you as a parent. That way, you can help communicate the wonder and awe of life-making before your child gets bombarded with the crass and harsh R-rated world of teens.