Frequently Asked Questions by Parents
How much should I tell?
The information itself needs to be stretchable, simple to begin, a little and basic in the preschool years, but stretchable as they grow, or when they ask questions.
How can I start the conversation?
How can I make it less awkward?
From the day your baby is born, use scientific words to name each genital part, like any other body part. Then, by the time the child is old enough to ask ”Why do boys have a penis and girls have a vulva?” you’ll feel comfortable. Encourage yourself to use a light tone whenever possible, use humor and every listening skill you possess to get your family talking about sex. This is lifesaving information!
Shouldn’t I wait for my kid to ask about it?
What is the best time to bring this up?
Bedtime is a great time to talk to young ones because they’ll do anything to stop you from leaving and turning out the light. This is a good time to get a book and read it together or to answer questions they may have asked earlier that day on a crowded bus or at a holiday dinner!