Answer by luvmyaustin at 3:32 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:34 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
When my children started asking question I gave answers. That doesn't mean I gave them the major talk but I did give age appropriate answers for what they were asking. Generally I judge by maturity how much to tell, my 12 y/o knows pretty much everything and still asks questions and gets honest answers. My 9 y/o has some answers but his a not quite as mature as his brother was at 9 so we haven't given him the big talk yet ( he would just turn red and giggle). I believe in being open and honest at all ages with my children, my parents were that way with me mostly because my grandmother wasn't with my mom and when my mom became a teen she was very naive and didn't want her children to grow up that way.
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 3:57 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 3:58 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:10 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by ErinRenee815 at 4:49 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 7:09 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 7:30 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 7:45 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
In my house, it was never "the talk". My parents made it a part of conversation. They let us know how they felt about it and what they expected from us on a constant basis. Sex was something that we were never ashamed or embarrassed to talk about. Because of this, we were able to talk to out parents about anything. My dd is 6, and my DH and I have started talking to her about it. She doesn't know what sex is, but she knows that mom and dad make a baby, and babies are a lot of work. We also tell her that we want her to wait and how important it is to live like a kid before she has babies. She seems to understand why we she should wait, but we won't know until she gets older.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 10:25 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Next question in General Parenting
If you were a "cutter", how wil you tell your kids?