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Posted by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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At what age is it appropriate to talk to your kids about sex? I have a 11 year old who soon hitting puberty and I'm not sure when u should have this talk.
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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Mrsfarr
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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Their whole lives should really be an open forum on sex education. Age appropriate, of course. Seeing as how your child is 11, now is the perfect time.
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maris76200
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM
Thank you for responding :-)
frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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I am presuming you had the body talk already but if you havent, now is the time to tie it all on with sex and pregnancies all that stuff.  I know girls have a book out about this but not sure about boys.

alexsmomaubrys2
by Silver Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

You should have started when he was a lot younger. My kids have known about sex since they were 4/5 years old.

gracieb3
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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Definitely now would be good. My 6 year old knows because we've discussed a little each year and she's inquisitive with younger siblings so she recalls my pregnancies. 

ruggy03
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:11 PM
By 11 your child most likely knows the street version.its not like when we were younger.
Skye24
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:15 PM

You should have already been having discussions throughout his life. He probably knows more now that you do. By sitting down and having a " formal" discussion , you will embarass both him and yourself. Has he never brought the subject up before ?  If you are going to start now, be age appropiate , simple , and clear . Try to be casual , make things as light hearted as possible.

maris76200
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM
To skye24, it's actually a girl. I believe girls and boys are bit different when it comes to this topic. I guess i'm a bit old fashion and the fact that my own mom did not touch this topic with me makes it more difficult.
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