When is the best time to have the sex talk with your child? What did you tell them?
All through their lives with age appropriate topics as they come up. A three year old might ask for babies come from and you can give a simple answer such as "they grow in mommies' bellies." If a 12 year old asks the same question, your answer is going to be a lot more detailed. By the time a child is 13 or 14, you need to also be talking about topics like safe sex (even if you don't want your child to have sex outside of marriage, it's important to talk about all these things and leave those lines open).
Also, if your child comes to you and asks a question, do not freak out and overreact. That is the worst thing you can do and they will not ask you in future. Try to remain calm, even when you're screaming inside. Good luck.
The day my daughter turned 10 I talked to her about the birds and the bees in detail. However, two years earlier, I sat down with my two daughters and explained to them, in detail, what was going on in Mommy's belly and how their little brother was being made. Each month, we discussed what was happening to me and to the baby. I used pictures, diagrams, my ultrasounds, and explanations to make my girls understand everything I possibly could about pregnancy.
Your child is different than mine. My first daughter was ready to know about her body, sex and relationships. Yours might not be.
Your family dynamics are different than mine. My children's father and I are divorced. I had my third child on my own without any one with me. My children were exposed to a different type of environment than others might be.
You will know when you need to talk to your child. Do not wait too long or you may end up explaining how the baby is growing, but not inside yourself.
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