need activities to occupy my five year old who has 12yr and 9yr old friends n is asking alot abt sex

Kate - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my five yr old has two friends one is 12yrs n the other 9yrs he has began askin abt sex n even shows u what adults do and am not sure how to go abt it.he has no friends in the neighborhood his age.desperate for suggestions.

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Tell him the truth as his friends are much older and you don't want him to start bad behaviors or even believe the wrong things. Also, I would start pulling him away from those two friends a bit to help lessen their sex education classes they seem to be teaching.

good luck and god bless

Amy - posted on 11/13/2010

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Obviously you need to talk to him about what he's hearing and where he is hearing it from. But if you're looking for activities to get him involved in where he can meet kids his age I woud start with a local town library and see what activities they have for kids. Our town and it's a small town has a story hour and crafts on different days of the weeks. I would then contact your town hall and see if there is a recs department and see what activities the town sponsers. If there is nothing in town look into Tae Kwon Do or Karate a lot of places offer a class for younger kids. Winter is coming (at least here) get him signed up for ice skating classes at a local rink. Is he in school, reach out to his teachers to find a way to contact the other parents so that you can set playdates up with classmates! Any musuems within a reasonable driving distance to your house, they usually have kids sponsored activities and if you become a member becomes a great rainy day activity to do together! Hope this helps!

Eliz - posted on 11/13/2010

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Sit him down and give him the "talk". If he is learning from his friends its def time for the parents to teach him the truth about it. Though make the info age appriate. Also if there are churches in your neighborhood that can be a good way to find other parents with children your son's age and make play dates.

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