Then one day we were all watching Coronation Street and the storyline about Sarah Platt getting pregnant at 13 came up. Afterwards, I asked Kim whether any girls at her school had got pregnant. She said one had and I explained that it was an easy mistake to make but one I really hoped she wouldn't make.
Ron made a sharp exit at that point but I carried on talking to Kim and it was a lot easier having watched the storyline on TV rather than going in cold. It turned out Kim knew a lot more than I thought but I still talked everything through with her.
Since then, we often use something on telly as the start of a conversation. Ron's even joined in a few times and I think it makes it easier for him too.
Maureen, Prestatyn, Denbighshire
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