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…]
Put simply, it’s easier to talk to kids about their bodies when they are young. Talking to a twelve-year-old about their body and talking to a five-year-old is a very different experience, especially if you want to teach them about their boy anatomy or girl anatomy. We all enjoy being around five-year-olds because they naturally ask questions about what they see and feel. This is a great age to introduce the correct terms and functions of relevant body parts. For example, when children ask where the baby is inside the mom, rather than saying the baby is inside of the mom’s stomach, you could say the baby is inside the mom’s uterus. Otherwise, children may be confused about how a baby got inside the stomach when they thought only food goes to the stomach.
When kids are young, you can have a “play date” with friends to teach basic anatomy concepts. [Read more…]
It’s not always easy teaching our kids about anatomy, especially reproductive anatomy. And the younger the child, the more difficult it may seem (but try telling that to a parent of a teenager!).
Either way, due to your daughter’s age, it’s best to keep the information you do share simple. Here are five tips to keep in mind when teaching your child about her body: [Read more…]