Our oldest two children are 9(dd) and 10(ds) and my dh and I are trying to prepare ourselves for this talk, but are nervous at the same time. How do we start the conversation? Should we give the the "basics" or should we get into detail? We definitely want to talk to them before they hear it "in the street", but we're not sure that at 9 & 10, they're old enough or ready to learn and know these things. I'm really confused because this will be our first time having this conversation with them and want it to go smoothly so that they are comfortable (and they don't sense us being uncomfortable) and know they can come to us anytime with whatever questions they may have. Please don't judge or bash us as we're looking for advice.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2008 in General Parenting
Answer by AnnHenderson at 3:53 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
So do you think they're too young, should we wait maybe another year or two? My DH and I go back and forth on this question and one minute we agree they need to know now and then we change our minds. HELP HELP!!!!!!
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