What do I say?
Kids will have different questions and concerns about sex at different ages. As your child gets older, the things you talk about will change. Remember to:
When is the right time to start talking?
- Talk early and often – you don’t have to fit everything into one conversation.
- Be ready to answer questions. Your child’s questions can tell you a lot about what she already knows.
- Listen carefully to your child, even if you don’t agree with his opinion.
- Try using examples from TV or music to start a conversation.
It’s never too early to start talking to children about their bodies. Use the correct names for private body parts. To learn the correct names, check out these labeled pictures of the female reproductive system and the male reproductive system.
Be sure to keep talking with your child during adolescence. Adolescence is the stage between childhood and adulthood. During this time, your child will go through puberty.
What happens during puberty?
Puberty is when your child’s body starts to change into an adult’s body. Puberty is different for each child. Some children start puberty at age 9. Others may not start until age 13 or 14.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Govt now Talks to Your Kids About Sex
Yes, put this on the list of first to go in regards to government cutbacks and budget reduction. I want the government to stay out of my business and away from my grand kids. We have done just fine without your unsolicited help so far and will continue to thrive and make the best decisions one can if you will only push aside and get out of our way! I think books are still available if one really needs suggestions.