It is true that you would feel awkward and strange talking to your child about things such as drugs, sex and relationships. Any mom or dad would start to squirm and stammer when they start to talk on such topics, no need to mention the embarrassment and cornered feeling the child would be going through. It could easily turn into a very awkward situation.
But is it really so? Have you ever wondered that if you talk to your child freely without any embarrassment you would be more close to them? It is something which is very important. When you talk to your child about serious and adult matters you would no doubt feel awkward but it is necessary that you have a good talk with them.
Children can get very curious and so, are very vulnerable to temptations. They can fall into traps quite easily. Keeping these two facts in mind you must explain things clearly to your child. Once the conversations start to flow, it would be much easier and you could feel the atmosphere in the room cool down to a more comfortable level.
You may feel that they don’t need to know much about the topics and may even stop them when they ask questions. Remember that this would only fuel their curiosity more and they would feel very tempted to know what exactly they are dealing with. It would be much better if you tell them about the various factors and situations in life than they finding out themselves about it.
Talk toy our child whenever possible, have a good communication relationship with them and learn to think in their way of thinking.