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penis and vagina

Posted by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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At what age did you teach your children the proper name? My 22 month old daughter & 3 year old son bathe together and tonight my daughter pointed to my son's penis and said what's that. They both say privates right now, but when do i actually teach the words penis and vagina?
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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britmichele
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM
right away....
atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:42 PM
I never really called their vagina anything. Private parts. Guess they learned in middle school health, lol. Remember studying diagrams with my dd's for tests.
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frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I would talk about it now in a factual manner.  These ages you do not have to go into detail like for reproduction.  You can say brother pees through the penis or something like that.  Girls have vaginas .

terpmama
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:46 PM

We've used proper names always... Never been an issue.

Bleacheddecay
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I'd do it now.

Momofmenagerie
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 9:58 PM
As soon as he grabbed himself during a diaper changes. Every time I have to put cream on for a rash I tell him what I have to do and it will be cold on his penis and scrotum or if he won't feel it. He will also now grab the whole "package" at bathtimes and say " my pwivates" we play a game as to who can touch his privates and why. I mean .... With boys, they find it and they don't let go! Lol!
May as well get it all out there.
KelliansMom
by Silver Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 9:59 PM
We have used the correct names from the beginning.
AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jun. 26, 2013 at 1:34 AM
We say peepee with two girls.

When we start getting more specific I'll go there.
AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jun. 26, 2013 at 1:35 AM
Also my 6yo has an anatomy book from costco. She reads the stuff but we just keep it simple still.
conniejo75
by Bronze Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 1:36 AM
I have boys and we always used correct names
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