Young girls will often begin to question where babies come from when they see a pregnant woman. A girl might also question why her anatomy looks different than a little boy’s anatomy. We can be challenged by these questions unless we remember that our daughters are just little girls. In my experience talking with parents, I have observed three different types of parental responses to these questions:
- The enthusiastic, well-meaning parent who might see this as the opportunity to teach their children everything that no one taught them when they were kids.
- The cautious parent who will carefully question and probe the child’s reason for asking this question.
- The insecure parent who will try to get out of this situation by suggesting that the baby came from angel dust.
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