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…]
When I began writing books about puberty for kids, I wrote my first book for young teens. I didn’t publish it because I realized that I should start at a younger age.
After much research and testing with kids and parents, I concluded that 5-7 years old is the most receptive age to teach them about their reproductive structures. [Read more…]