My 7 yr old made an inappropriate comment to a girl @ school I think he needs the birds n bees talk how do I do it my parents never talked to me?

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I have found several age-appropriate books for my 7 year old girl at the library that I started with. We read "Everybody has a Belly Button" together and she was interested but said she didn't like it because the illustrations weren't in color. Ha! Then I tried to interest her (but couldn't - not ready yet) in "Where do Babies Come From" which was a little kids book that followed 2 animal kids through the jungle where they came upon various things (giraffes humping...) that they asked their mother about and she gently explained. Warning: this one told about the sperm meeting the egg, and how the penis went into the vagina. You may not want to go that far. Perhaps you just need to begin with a book about body parts and how girls and boys bodies differ? I would think it depends on the comment he made and what you think he is wanting to know. It looks like from your picture that he has a sister so it would be pretty easy to let him see what a girl looks like. But don't feel that you have to discuss the entire process soup to nuts at one time. If he asks a question you're not prepared to answer, just say "I'm not prepared to talk to you about that right now. I will get back to you" then do it. Good luck, and try not to be embarrassed.

Ambra - posted on 11/12/2008

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Hi, my name is Ambra. My son was about the same age when he started asking questions about that. Just remember that they just want a simple answer. They can't grasp the consept of the "details." I always try to remember the KISS rule....Keep It Simple Stupid. LOL But, remind him that it isn't nice to talk to girls in that way. Hope I helped.

Meghan - posted on 11/12/2008

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If you think you need to have "the talk" you probably do. My 8 year old made a comment last year at the dinner table and we had "the talk" at the kitchen table over ice cream. Just make sure when you do talk to him that he is comfortable adn relaxed so he won't feel embarrassed. Just ask him questions and you can get a good feel for what he already thinks he knows, Then adapt your converstion to telling him the truth about things. It really helped me to have my husband there also. He talked to my sone a long time about restpecting women and their bodies, Good luck.

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