What we've done is just kept it an open conversation from the time they could talk and we keep it age appropriate. If they have a question, we answer it according to their age. Example: If our 3 year old daughter asked where babies came from, we'd tell her that daddy puts the baby in mommy's tummy and it grows and comes out 9 months later. If our 6 year old son asked the same question we'd tell him that when 2 people are in love, they make love and sometimes that can result in the mommy getting pregnant. The older they get, the more information we will give them. I think if you make it a taboo subject, they will be more likely to go to other sources to find out what they want to know, so just be open and honest. Don't force more info on them than they care to know, but don't hide anything either...just follow the kids' lead.
at 2:53 AM on Dec. 12, 2010