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.
If you have a 5-7-year-old daughter, she is likely very interested in babies. Here is some interesting information that she will enjoy learning and will also help her understand a little more about her girl anatomy.
A great discussion to have with your 5-7-year-old daughter is about her ovaries. I love this picture from my book, I’m a Girl, Special Me. It helps a young girl to understand that the ovaries need special protection inside her body just like these tiny bird eggs need special care inside a bird’s nest.
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?