If your son is 5-7 years old, please take advantage of this very sweet age to begin teaching him about his boy anatomy. As soon as he enters puberty, in just a few years, he will likely be less interested in learning this important information from you with each passing year.
Has your 5-7-year-old son started asking you questions about his boy anatomy? They tend to be very curious about their penis and want everyone to know about their questions. This is normal and healthy exploration on the part of your son, but make sure you answer his questions.
It might be interesting for your young son to learn that his testicles are sensitive to temperature. The testicles are located inside a sack of skin called the scrotum. The scrotum is very thin. It doesn’t provide good insulation from temperature changes that might affect the testicles. This anatomy illustration is from by book, “I’m a Boy, Special Me.”
We often think of teaching our young girls about how to protect themselves from unwanted touching, but our sons are also vulnerable. The 5-7 age group is the time to teach them how to protect themselves.
If you have been following my blogs, you know that I encourage parents of boys to begin teaching them about their body as early as possible.