Sara - posted on 06/05/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My boyfriend has a 7 year old daughter from his previous marriage and she recently has been asking her mother about sex. Her mom told her basically it's a private things that grown ups do to show their type of love but don't really talk about it because it's a private matter. I think that's a good way to explain it but at the same time I think she should have explained it a little better, mostly because she's hearing about sex at school. I asked my boyfriend if he or his ex wife would be offended if I explained it to her because I feel her mother didn't approach it correctly.He told me no that when she asks about it again he'll tell her to ask her mom and I said that's not fair because he's just as much of a parent to her as her mother is. and I'm pretty sure that her mother won't tell her the truth.. And since these days children are starting puberty and periods early and they know a lot more than they let on, i feel that 7 years old is an appropriate time to have a discussion about sex since she's asking about it. Obviously, not go into complete detail but just explain things so she'll understand and know what could happen and what to expect. I'm just looking for other opinions on this situation.. whether you agree with me or not, which not everyone will I'm just looking for other mothers' perspectives.