Just because your child has never asked you where babies come from it doesn’t mean they don’t need to know. It’s time to stop waiting for them to ask about sex and for you to start talking. No matter how old they are. And waiting for your kids to ask about sex makes their sex ed their responsibility. It’s not. It’s yours. Sorry.
Never asking only means they never ask. Nothing more. This isn’t a free pass to skip the talks. They still need to know. So, get over your sweet self and start conversations. You drop public service announcements in the car like little sex talk infomercials.
Not sure what they need to know at each age? Check out my online class, “The Birds & Bees from Preschool to Middle School.” You can purchase it here (it’s $10 or two trips to Starbucks – just, sayin’).
How to start a sex talk
Here’s a sex talk infomercial template:
“I was just thinking…do you know what _________means? It means…”
And here are some things to bomb them with:
- Their birth story
- Being gay
- Vulvas and other parts
- What sexy means
- Douche and why Amy says that it’s sexist and that it’s not okay to call anyone this ever. 😉
They may not like it, but it’s so easy on YOU that it’s worth their discomfort.