How to explain sex to 6 yr old?

Ingrid - posted on 04/27/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 6 yr old son walked in on my husband and I making love the other night. We were not aware of it until he went to K5 the next day and told his friends what he saw and heard. Then we got a call from the principal today because of it. What is the christian way to discuss this subject with our son? I never in a million years would have thought we would be having to discuss this so early.

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Catalina - posted on 04/27/2012

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I'm not sure what defines the "Christian way" bit when my niece (7 at the time) walked in on my husband and I making love and told her parents (my husbands brother) we all sat down and let her ask questions we wanted her to feel comfortable about talking to us about sex, so she asked us why we were doing "that" and we explained that when you're an adult and you fall in love and are married you want to have babies and that's how babies are made. We explained that you only do it when you're an adult and in live and that it's ok to talk about with family but not to tell friends incase their parents don't want them to know!

Luckily I was 2 weeks pregnant at that time so she does see me get a baby but I think it's really important to keep the line of communication about these things open!

Elaine - posted on 04/28/2012

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I would say that it's something that Mommies and Daddies do when they want to have a baby. Sure you're 7 months along, but that just means it's working so far! :-) Add that it's a very private thing, though, like using the bathroom except even more private, so we don't talk about it at school because it's private. It's only for Moms and Dads.

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Ingrid - posted on 04/30/2012

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Thanks Elaine! I tell ya- it is such a tough subject to address- especially at such an early age. I did my very best to make sure he understood it was a VERY private matter that you cannot talk about at school. Thanks so much for the advice!

Catalina - posted on 04/28/2012

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Yeah! That's what I think!

I really hope my son feels comfortable enough to ask my about the things his friend tells him when he's in school! It's scary what kids talk about these days!

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Ingrid - posted on 04/28/2012

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Thanks so much Catalina! That is pretty much what we did with our son last night when my husband got home. So that makes me feel SO much better to hear that others would explain it the same way. I guess when I meant the "Christian Way"- I also meant the "Clean and Age Appropriate Way" more than anything. lol.. I am actually pregnant right now myself- but 7 months pregnant. Thanks again so much for your advice!!!

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