HSE launch guidelines on how to talk to your child about the ‘birds and the bees’

The ‘birds and the bees’ is a conversation that can still strike fear into the hearts of many parents in Cavan and Monaghan.

The awkward chat is about to become a whole lot easier as the HSE has developed new guidelines to help parents. They’ve developed new guidelines for mums and dads who are unsure of how to approach the topic with their children.

The guidelines will provide a framework for the chat and will also avoid children having to seek information from other sources such as television and the internet. Clones woman and Assistant Professor in Social Policy at Trinity College Dr. Catherine Conlon is heading up the ‘birds and the bees’ HSE initiative, she has this advice for parents.