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Early Childhood (Birth to 8)
I got this really fun book all about bodies and how babies are made! Let’s read it.
Sex or making love isn’t for kids. It’s for later in life, when your heart, mind and body are ready for it.
It isn’t your job to tell other kids about how babies are made, it’s their parents’ job and they want to talk to them about this. We’re open about sex in our family, but every family is different and we need to respect their values by keeping this a private, family conversation.
What a great question! I need to think about the answer a bit before I explain all that. Where do you think babies come from?
Tween (9 to 12)
Hey! I’m thinking you are old enough now and ready for us to start talking about sex and all that. Do you know what “sex” really means? I’m sure you’ve heard that word before.
It’s totally normal to feel a little uncomfortable talking about this – I’m a little uncomfortable. I love you and it’s really important for you to have this information because I want you to make great decisions about this important part of life.
I probably should have started talking to you about this sooner, and I’m sorry I didn’t. It’s time for us to talk about this regularly, so you are ready for your body changing, dating and all of that.
I know you don’t want to hear this, but it’s important. I want you to be confident and informed so I just need two minutes of your time then I will leave you alone.