how to start the conversation at home about sex to 12 yr son

Amy - posted on 10/10/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son just turned 12 he's in the 7th grade. He will be starting heath class next semester which will teach sex ed. I have not had the talk with him, but I want to before he learns it in school. I do know he has a general idea on what it is. He has 15 yr old friend/neighbor and I want him to know the facts from me. (Stds, when a female can become pregnant, birth control) I guess the whole shaabang. MAybe not all at once? Maybe I should?
My sex talk when I was a per teen consisted of my parents showing me an extension cord. Telling me there is a female end And a male end. U put them together and there u have i sex lol we get a good laugh about it now but come on and extension cord lesson.
Please someone direct me in the right direction (a good book, website, ur own lesson) please. Thanks

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Jodi - posted on 10/10/2014

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He is 12 and in 7th grade. You should have had this talk with him long before now, because I hate to break it to you, he's already learned this from others in the school yard......

I used a book called "What is Happening to Me" to when I talked to my son (at 10 years old). It is age appropriate but at the same time informative, and also covers the emotional aspects of puberty, safe sex, etc.

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