The moment they show any interest at all. For my 9 year old he wanted to know where babies came from when I was pregnant with his siblings. He got a very generic answer when he was 2 asking this because he had no concept of what he was asking. However when he was 7 asking this he was given a slightly more in depth answer. Earlier this year he was given "THE TALK" and he is 9.
It is ignorant to believe waiting longer will somehow prevent sex from happening. So many people think that by talking about it, that we would somehow encourage it or make it happen, and to that I will say I have talked about winning the lotto plenty and have yet to win.
Open communication lines with children is one of the most valuable things we can do as parents. So for me, none of my children will ever be sheltered from facts. It is my job to inform, teach, and if all goes well prepare them for adult hood in every way possible.
Once a child can understand it go for it, don't wait I didn't speak about he was born in 1993 so he worked it out.
by Zaiden Jace 7 years ago
When should you explain to your kids about sex?
by slaffery 8 months ago
At what age do you think a child should be able to hold a two-way conversation?
by JP Carlos 6 years ago
At what age should I talk about sex with my daughter?I'm a new dad and I'm dreading that day when my wife and I have to talk about sex. What's the best time to do this?
by Danielle McGaw 6 years ago
Do you talk to your teenage boys about sex and the consequences of possible parenthood?Many of us talk to our daughters about this but how many are talking to our boys about it? My daughter was pregnant at 16 and the father was a 15 year old boy who had very little parenting. As a...
by advisor4qb 6 years ago
Do you talk to your kids about 2012? What do you tell them? Do you worry they will be anxious?
by Margaret Ann Tyler Johnson 6 years ago
Why is something so natural as sex so hard to discuss with your child/children? As a parent would you describe their body parts with silly names like dolphin, rabbit, jewels,and ect.? Then, these names would be appropriate for ages 5-9 Va-G for girls, and Pen for boys.
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