My girlfriend who is ttc and I discussed this yesterday. We both had tell all mothers. My mom scared the ***** out of me with her exploits and I was a pretty good kid. My friend's mom tried to be a buddy came off as bragging about her drug and alcohol use, not so helpful. On the other side, another friend says she will lie, lie, lie about her past so as not to give her kids any excuse to try anything.
My personal feeling is that there is a time, place and age to give your children information about any past misdeeds or experimentation. I think it can be used as a good learning tool for your children, allowing them to learn from your mistakes or lack of. I think by giving a little of yourself, your child will be more willing to have an honest and open discussion. I do not believe that you should give them all the juicy details and the level of disclosures should correlate with the age. But I think that if kids ask, they deserve some answer.
What's your opinion?