How do other single moms talk to their sons about puberty and sex?

Katina - posted on 09/07/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am divorced and my ex husband is no longer a part of my children's lives. My son is 12 and I'm sure he's going through puberty or at least starting to.I homeschool him primarily due to his ADHD and the public schools' refusal to provide necessary accommodations for him) and last year we did a section on sex-ed (the body and functions). He was VERY embarrassed, and I understood...I'm his mom, he's 12, of course he doesn't want to talk about that with me! He has no real male role model in his life that he can talk to about these things--the only possibility would be my brother and he is a disgusting pervert. (Yes, I say that to his face) So, I gave him a very easy to read book that explains things with pictures and told him if he had any questions or wanted to discuss that I would be right there. He hasn't talked to me at all and he gets embarrassed and upset if anything is brought up (my daughter brings things up to tease). What do I do?

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Sabrina - posted on 10/04/2012

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try looking in your area for a program called Big/brothers/Big sisters . if you have one you can get him a big brother... also if you are involved in a church, ask if they have a rangers program.. or perhaps a youth program such as the boys and girls club, there is also the boy scouts .either way i wouldn't pressure him into anything or keep bringing up the subject, and tell your daughter not to also, that will make him really not want to talk to anyone.. good luck

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