Opinion

Why we need to have hard conversations with our sons

Karen Hardy
Updated July 2 2021 - 12:21am, first published March 7 2021 - 4:30am
It's important to stay connected to your teenage sons. Picture: Shutterstock
It's important to stay connected to your teenage sons. Picture: Shutterstock

I never expected to be sitting at the kitchen bench close to midnight having a conversation with my 17-year-old son about blowjobs. It was just an ordinary Wednesday night. We'd both come home late after various commitments and connected, as we try to do every night, to talk about our day and what was on the agenda for tomorrow.

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Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au