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What's the deal with the egg baby activity? Does it work?


So what's the deal with the egg baby activity? Does it work?

Well that depends what it is being used for.  Is it effective at making young people hold off on sex? That would be tough to prove, but what I do think it is great teachable moment to talk about delaying parenthood. It is a great way to get kids to critically think about and consider how much time it takes to care for something. A pet can do this much better than an egg of course but it proves a point.  There are also some great follow up questions you can ask to get kids thinking. Questions like:

  • What sort of things do you think someone might miss out on if they were a parent before they were ready?
  • What would you like your life to look like before you become a parent someday (if that is something you'd like to do)? 
  • What challenges do you think a new parent feels? 
  • What is different about a real baby versus an egg?

How can parents make this activity more effective? 

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