I can not remember having the talk with my mum but I do know by the time we had the video at school [I was 12] I knew everything they told me.
Scary thought though, my "little" girl just turned 8 and I'm gonna have to think about expanding her knowledge in the years to come.
started having it with my daughter, almost 9, when she was 3 1/2 & i was pregnant. we're still having the "talk". as things come up, as she grows, we talk. she's also gotten a few books that i found at the american girl store & the bookstore to help answer any questions she has that she can't vocalize yet.
it really is that simple
just be open, and honest, and give her the FACTS on her biology and sexuality... she'll lead the conversation and let you know what she NEEDS to know now, and what can wait until she's a little older, and you're more comfortable with the situation... in the meantime, educate yourself, so you can be answering with real facts, and not just with what you assume, or were told when you were young
for the record, I started sex ed with my kids practically at birth... just by being honest about the human body, and it's biology... proper names (even if you use a "cute" name for every day, they should KNOW the proper scientific names!!) then, as they ask questions, starting pretty much as soon as they can talk, I stay honest, and factual, using words they are developmentally capable of understanding, and offering more detailed information as they are ready for it.... it's an ongoing process, IMO
been talking about it since they were young enough to wonder.. I educated my mother when she tried to sit me down at about 13yrs old.
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