My 9 year daughter is asking about SEX! Can anyone give me advice please??

Ann Marie - posted on 03/13/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 9 year old daughter has been asking about sex lately, at first I told her it's a grown thing and I explain when you get older, but I've since found out that she knows more than I think. She knows it involves the man and the woman being "naked", I would like to explain it to her without telling her too much as she is only 9, and I don't want her to go looking for the information any where else.
How do I go about this, and is there any good book I can read with her?
HELP!! Can anyone give me advice on this?

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Dove - posted on 03/13/2013

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'Where Did I Come From?' is a good 'cartoonish' book that can help you start the discussions. Old enough to ask means old enough for answers. Good luck! I promise it gets easier as you get used to talking about it.

Oh... and I LOVE the American Girl book 'The Care and Keeping of You.' I read it with my oldest at 7 and 4 years later she still loves it.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/13/2013

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Ditto on Little Miss post...You can't ever be too truthful with your kids.

Julie - posted on 03/13/2013

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Lol, they always know more than we think! That's the tough part as a parent, but it's ok to review and ensure what they know is accurate information. Lots of rumors fly out there and morality of others opinion on sex can vary from home to home. I don't have a girl, but I have two boys.
I bought and read them a popular sex education book called. "It's not the Stork!" A New York Times Bestseller that covered everything! For me, it was less stressful to read the information to them in story form. It insured I covered all the details in an age appropriate way. My plan was just a section at a time, but they wanted the whole book read the first evening. Now, it's in there personal bookshelf to refer to on there own as needed.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/13/2013

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Well, talk with her about it. Tell her the truth. You don't need to go into full blown details, but give her the basics. Start off talking with her about her own body, and puberty. Talk to her about boys and puberty. Then talk about sex. Start off slow. You don't need to talk about everything at once either. Also, let her ask as many questions as she wants. It is better to have her talk with you rather than other kids and not find out about the truth of the matter.

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