My daughters are 2 and 4 years old, and I feel like I've done a good job telling them about that their bodies including that girls have vaginas and boys have penises.
The other night, while in the tub, my 2 year old was exploring herself and discovered her clitoris. Her older sister shouted "Mommy, Jo-Jo has a penis!" I then had to explain to Dew that she didn't have a penis, but a clitoris and that all girls and women have this inside of their vaginas. (Yes, I know the more correct term is vulva.) Dew than asked "Even you?" I said yes, and she asked when she grows up will she have a penis. I said "no, you will still have a vagina but it will have hair on it like Mommy's." This seemed to satisfy her. End of convo. The only thing is that I was TOTALLY FREAKED OUT BY THIS CONVERSATION. I don't want to appear apprehensive or nervous, because I don't want my girls feeling like they can't ask me questions. What should I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:24 PM on Jun. 10, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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