Condoms

Archana - posted on 10/21/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi Gals... please help me as my 10 year daughter asked me today " Mom what is Condom... I went blank and was not getting words to explain what is it...please help friends...

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Michelle - posted on 10/21/2016

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I'm like Dove, my kids have known about sex ed before being taught in school. That's our job as parents.

Dove - posted on 10/21/2016

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Tell her the truth. My girls were 10.5 when they started middle school and i made sure they had a full sex ed before that. In fact, they took sex ed in the 6th grade and pretty much all they learned were a few names of sexually transmitted diseases (maybe a few other minor details as well) because everything else in the class was something that I had already covered w/ them myself.

Michelle - posted on 10/21/2016

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I agree with Jodi.
There is nothing scary about talking with our children about sex and safe sex at that. It is a part of life and the more knowledge and empowerment you give them now, the easier it will be for them to say no if they aren't ready.
Ask her where she heard about them and what she thinks they are first.

Jodi - posted on 10/21/2016

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Have you had the discussion about sex yet? And does she understand about babies and where they come from? (I will suggest by the age of 10, she should, and if you haven't had those discussions yet, it is a really good time to have the discussion).

Personally, I would ask her where she heard about condoms, and what was said. Sometimes, we read too much into our children's questions and we should question back before answering completely. My response would depend on her response to that question. And then, when the time is right....start having the conversations with her about sex, birth control, babies.......

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