At what age to u talk your son about the birds and the bees?

Lavernie - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is now 8 and he is wearing deodorant, and now asking me lots of question?

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LYNNETTE - posted on 06/06/2010

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As early as possible. Hopefully you talked about love and higher education as prerequisites to responsible love for grown ups as soon as he was able to talk. If in doubt: read sensible books and then talk. Invite the intelligent men in his family circle to add to the conversation.

Della - posted on 05/21/2010

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If he is asking questions you need to answer... if not he'll get a load of ideas you may not approve of. I hav an age apprpriate book with pictures. You only need to tell what's needed for his age. Every now and than have a sequel and add to the story untill he gets it all.

Pamela - posted on 05/16/2010

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Answer his questions - you don't have to go into a lot of detail. Often a simple answer is more than enough.

Pearl - posted on 05/16/2010

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Answer him open and honest about what you know, what your values as a family are and for his intellectual level. You know how informed your son is better than anyone else. The more open and honest you are about the subject the more open & honest he will be with you on the really important questions. Make him feel comfortable about his own sexuality. Don't make him feel embarrassed or ashamed. Human sexuality is beautiful, it's the small minds that keep it dirty & secretive. Impart your value system with the rights and wrongs about sexuality and better behavior towards everyone about sexuality.

Connie - posted on 04/30/2010

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I started at 8, and now my 13 year old is well informed. My advice is to answer his questions. You don't have to get into graphic detail, but be honest and forthcoming with information, even if it's "Hey, let's Google it together!" My thought is that I'd rather he got the information from me than his schoolmates--oh, the doozies he's brought home from them!--and I wanted to cultivate a relationship where he felt comfortable about telling and asking me things.

If you have questions that you're not sure how to answer, and you'd like to know what I said, let me know!

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