Although it might be uncomfortable for mom if her young son, 5-7 years old, wants to know what’s inside his penis and why there is a hole at the end, there are some simple answers.
During the summer, our young sons, 5-7-years-old, are likely to be in situations where they are alone with people they may or may not know. This is the age to begin talks about protecting themselves from unwanted touching. This is also the age group most affected by people who want to take advantage of them. Sadly, the most likely predator might be a family member who your child knows and trusts.
What does your young son know about sperm? Does he know where sperm are made? Does he know what they look like?
Two important recommendations for parents of 5-7 year old boys.
- Start early to teach your son about his reproductive system so he will be prepared for the changes that are coming.
- Teach him through tiny bits of information I call the 7-minute talk.
Is your answer to your 5-year old’s question about where babies come from a cute expression like “it’s something magical” or is it an accurate description of sexual intercourse? [Read more…]