Carolyn - posted on 01/20/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
It does not have to be a detailed talk. Just age appropriate. I started when my daughter asked me how babies were made at 3 years old. I just said "it takes an egg and a sperm" she said okay. I don't believe in the age old watermelon or stork theory. The truth will set you free. Months later she asked me where the egg and sperm came from? I said the Mommy has the eggs and the Daddy has the sperm. This held her for quite a while. When the real talk came at 7, she understood more than I thought (kids DO talk at school!) Now, 29, and still a virgin, she thanked me for always being honest with her and not telling her some off-the-wall story. Now days kids are going to get answers to their questions. Wouldn't you want to be the one to tell them the truth or would you rather someone fill them with myths and have an accident occur. My daughter is in a plutonic relationship with a great young man and marriage is in the picture. Believe it or not, he is a virgin too! They are out there, just trust.