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The talk

Posted by on May. 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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I would like opinions, and help. My 8 year old has recently been asking about sex and what it is. I'm mortified and don't think this is appropriate. I told him at first it means male or female, like someone's sex. But he knows there is more. I just tell him now that he is to little or don't worry about it. I don't feel an 8 year old has any business knowing. How would you approach this?

by on May. 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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KelliansMom
by Member on May. 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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I would answer his questions honestly. I'm sure he has heard a bunch of different stuff already at school.
stressedmomma83
by on May. 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

That's what I'm afraid of. Ugh

clairewait
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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I would probably start by finding out what he thinks he already knows.

mommy053008
by Maria on May. 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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Just be honest
PeachQuean
by on May. 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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Be honest.

8 is a little old to be just learning now.

My middle is almost 6 and she knows. We are very open in our house.

I get some are not as open as us. Lol but just speak in child terms with choosen words. Nothing to extreme in description.

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on May. 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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If he is old enough to ask the question, then he is old enough for an honest answer.  Wouldn't you rather he get correct information from you than misinformation from friends?

stressedmomma83
by on May. 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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Can't I just keep him sweet and innocent till he is 30? Lol.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on May. 16, 2014 at 9:16 PM
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I have spoken to my children about this many times. They are three and six. 

I feel strongly that the first time they hear about sex it should be from me. Kids talk to each other and spread misinformation like wildfire. You can't shelter a curious kid. I would rather than know the facts than some version of the truth they could hear from another kid. 

steffielou_who
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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My DS8 thinks sex is kissing under the covers in your bed.. And yes, he has asked the same questions.. He has a 10 year old brother who is approaching puberty and has been caught looking up naked girls on my computer. So big brother tells him alot, I think.. My 10 year old knows what it is.. I have caught him looking at porn. I asked him how he knew what it was and he said he just did from boys at school.. I can't be mad! He is growing up..

ABCMomma0211
by on May. 16, 2014 at 9:55 PM

this should've been approached already. 

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