Yay! Stalling! It’s totally okay to do this because sometimes your kid may ask a question and the timing is terrible. However, if you stall you MUST get back to them with an answer to their question. If you don’t, you will undermine their trust in you as their reliable sex expert.
Here is the first thing you should say when your kid asks a question: “What a great question!”
I love this because they will feel like a Rock Star for being so smart and asking. Even better it gives you time to come up with an answer.
Next, ask the following questions. You might be surprised at the answers as they may be shocking. So, take a deep breath and get calm before you ask:
- Where did you hear about that?
- What do you think it means?
You will be able to figure out your response as they answer these questions. It’s totally fine if your response is something like, “Thanks for asking me about this. I need to think about the answer for little bit. How about we touch base tomorrow or at bedtime.”
If you say this you are required to do what you said you would. Even if you can’t figure out what to say, you need to get back to them at the time you said you would and tell them you are working on it.