Child Psychology and Behaviour

Sex Education

7 to 11 years

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Updated on Jan 19, 2018

My boys are almost 8 and 9 and we live in NYC. Our Society now a days is so open with sex that our kids are learning about it at a younger age, and not from their parents but from other kids in school who are exposed to these kinds of things more than others. My youngest is 7 and my oldest is 8 but can not hear. My 7 year old told me that someone told him and his brother what sex was and I'm very upset about it. I was not prepared to have this conversation yet. Please help. How do I go about explaining to them what sex is, especially at a young age. I don't want to say it's bad, because kids tend to be more tempted to find out about it on their own if you're not up front with them, and I don't want that. I want them to be open and honest with me about things, but I also want to tell them that it's not for kids that it's dangerous for children. Please please help.

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| Jan 19, 2018

hi Janalee A ! I do comprehend yr concern.. and also appreciate yr thoughts to be open with yr children on this topic. yes I do understand when we try and hide certain things or talk less about ceetian topics , kids can sense that and they know how to seek Information on those from various sources which can be misleading too at times. therefore it's advisable to not shy away from this discussion and carry it out over a period of time in an age appropriate language so that it's not too overwhelming for the child to digest.. here is a blog which would answer yr query on how to go about this discussion. please go through the link given below. Hey! I find this parent blog really interesting. I suggest you have a look too:

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