Q: How old should my child be to talk about sex?
A: Every parent dreads the day when they have to give the big talk to their children. It can be more frustrating not knowing when is the right time to have the talk. Well, I want to tell you, talk as soon as possible. Here's the reason. On television more and more sexual content are being exposed to the public more than ever. Then there are more reports of these sick and sadistic sexual predators who target such young children. Now not to mention your children peers, kids are getting younger now with the knowledge of sex these days. Here are a few tips on how and when to give the big talk.
Give the talk progressively as early as they can understand. Start to prepare your children on the understanding of their body as soon as possible.
Start as early as 2 years old, when they are able to understand about their "no-no zone". There are just so many sick people out there targeting the innocent children. You have to prepare your children for anything. Let them know there private area and teach them no one should touch it, and that's no one.
Get informed on what your child does know about sex, be prepared for the answer. When my oldest son was 7 years old (now he's 9), I ask him what he knew about sex, his answer shocked me and he said he learned from his friends at school. He knew all the basics at 7 years old!
When talking to your children be open and honest. It's best to be that way with your children because they will find out from somewhere and it's best to be informed by you as the parent so they may get the correct information and not the wrong information.
These are a few tips to get your conversation started with your children. Don't be nervous just breath and relax, you will be happy and relieved you had the conversation. If you have any questions or comments you want me to answer feel free to leave them. Thanks and God Bless.