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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:31 am, Wed Dec 26, 2012.

This is in response to the letter of Ms. Daniels, "How can reader explain parade float to her young granddaughter?" published Dec. 18, 2012.

Ms. Daniels stated she became perplexed as to what to tell her 6-year-old granddaughter regarding the LGBT float. I just envision every float being explained to the youngster as it passed, but I really have my doubts. I want to ask, what child at 6 years old is going to say, "What is LGBT?"

Ms. Daniels needs to practice some parenting skills she's learned along the way to explain those times to children when they get exposed to any form of sexual images or information. You lie to them. Having raised two children, the TV was full enough of images that had to be explained — sexual or violent in nature. If you can't distract them by changing the subject — "Who wants popcorn?" — you lie

At 6 years old, you are not even going to explain heterosexual sex to them because they are too young. They aren't ready yet to understand, nor are they capable of knowing when it is appropriate to discuss the topics, especially when company comes over.

So if by any chance the child is learning to read and is puzzled by a word with no vowels, tell them it's foreign. Tell them you don't know what it means. Tell them it stands for a high school fraternity, then they will spend the rest of the time asking what a fraternity is. That's an easier topic to deal with.

Of course, as they get older, you will find more opportune times to explain sex to them, when they will understand better and handle the information responsibly. Of course they will probably learn on their own, but they will still want your perspective.

Thomas Heuer

Galt

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