Are you a little surprised that your 8-10-year-old son has become more emotional and little more moody recently? This is one of the first signs most parents notice that something is beginning to change in a big way.
Talking to your 15+ year old son about sexual topics probably feels uncomfortable for you as the parent, and for him. But, there are some topics that are especially important for him to learn about to protect himself in the future. One topic is gonorrhea.
If you have an 8-10-year-old son, ask yourself these questions:
- Is my son a little more emotional than in the past?
- Is my son arguing more when I disagree with him?
It may surprise for your 11+ year old son to learn that in just a few years, when he is sexually mature, his testicles can produce about 1,000 sperm every second. The next question he may wonder is what happens to all of those sperm.
If your son is 15+ years old, it is time to talk to him about contraception. This encouragement is not because you are concerned that he is having sex now. It is to prepare him for his future when he is no longer at home with you. We want to make sure he is making informed decisions.