What's A Good Age To Start Telling A Child About The Birds & The Bees?

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  1. Venus Rivera profile image74
    Venus Riveraposted 3 years ago

    What's A Good Age To Start Telling A Child About The Birds & The Bees?

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  2. Sara Jofre profile image74
    Sara Jofreposted 3 years ago

    hmmmm I think that depends from child to child... but if in your country schools have "sexual education", you should try to talk to her first. I hate that someone else is teaching my child about things that I am prepared to talk to her, and would love to do it. I think it may be a bounding moment. But well, in my country schools "do the work". Apparently they think all parents are idiots.

    1. Venus Rivera profile image74
      Venus Riveraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes- you're right! It's very important that the parents be the first person to explain it to their child before someone else does because whatever happens in your household. You'll be the one to hold the situation anyways not the other person. Thanks

  3. ChristinS profile image46
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    It will vary child to child and depend on their maturity level, but I have always just been open and honest with my boys whenever they have questions.  I see no reason to attach shame to it.  When I was growing up these things were not explained to me and so I was scared and confused when I started bleeding one day at 10 years old.  I think it's important to be open and honest well before puberty kicks in.  When we make it a not taboo subject, kids trust us and feel more comfortable coming to us with those sometimes awkward questions.

    1. Venus Rivera profile image74
      Venus Riveraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My close friend had asked me this question a few months ago. I thought I should share it amongst my hub family & friends and see what the response would be. You're right that's the same advice I've recently gave her. Thank you for sharing your in

  4. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 3 years ago

    From birth, and better still, while she is still in the tummy. Same with moral principles and other wholesome ways. Sing to her also. Helps the Soul.

    Happy New Year and do have a great Christmas. Much peace.

    1. Venus Rivera profile image74
      Venus Riveraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your input and the same to you and your family.

  5. jlpark profile image83
    jlparkposted 3 years ago

    Varies from child to child.

    Go on interests - if they seem interested in something that could be worked around to a "birds and the bees" conversation, gently nudge it that way.

    If they ask - DO NOT AVOID IT. Answer honestly.

    Focus on safety (particularly if they are teens and thinking about 'it')

    But something I add to any answer about 'sex education for kids" - don't assume ANYTHING. Do not assume the child is straight, nor assume they are gay (if you've thought they might be) - also DO NOT disparage one sexual orientation - you MAY be alienating your child. I'm sure some parents would hate to think that their child may not be straight, but I KNOW there are kids out there alienated by their parents off hand comments, struggling with who they are. AND, if they do confirm something - and you feel out of your depth - ASK SOMEONE who will know how to answer. Don't just brush it off as nothing.

    I remember the birds and the bees, and the "period" talk - it's uncomfy, but it needs to be done at some point.

    1. Venus Rivera profile image74
      Venus Riveraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes- an awkward moment in every young ladies life but it has to be revealed to them at as early as possible because every girl will go through it and they need to know what to do when it happens. We don't know what age it will happen to them. Thanks

  6. Kate Mc Bride profile image84
    Kate Mc Brideposted 3 years ago

    My older son was told about the birds and bees by his friend when he was 12 or so and just asked me if it was true so I told him the facts of life then.His younger brother was 10 at the time and he was curious too-told them both at the same time. Good question.

    1. Venus Rivera profile image74
      Venus Riveraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We as parents don't need our children to be confused by other influences. That's why it necessary for us to addressed the matter first. An open communication is the best key to unlock everything. Thank you for sharing your story and comment.

  7. Venkatachari M profile image30
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    From the time the child becomes able to understand your words. It is good as early as you can even from six months old. It is believed that the child begins learning even when in the tummy. So our older generations advise us to listen to or read great moral stories and intelligent books of art and literature when the child is in womb. This forms the base for child's learning.

 
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