I just watched Dr. Phil and he was hosting his pal, John Chirban, PhD, who was there help parents talk to kids about my favorite topic. He was promoting Dr. Chirban’s new book, What’s Love Got to Do with IT? Yet another book about how to talk to kids about sex.
I suspect this one may be a winner – but am concerned because, I think he doesn’t recommend talking about penetration until kids are 10 to 12.
They might be scared by the idea if they learn about it sooner, rather than later. At least this is what Dr. Phil says on his website and I’m thinking he’s probably pretty well informed by Dr. Chirban.
I think they will have already learned about or at least heard of it from their peers at this point. I’m sure I did, in fact I know I knew about it because I’ve known since age 4 or 5 and it didn’t scare me until I was faced with the actual act!
I am tempted to quiz my poor guinea pig, Milo and ask him what he thinks about penetration. He has never, ever said anything to me that makes me think he’s scared by this idea.
In fact, it’s such a small part of the whole baby making process, I’m not even sure it’s registered.
For a kid who knows about condoms (and yes, people have been teasing me about this), I should probably make sure he really “gets” the whole deal.