Sex Education: How to Talk to Children About Sex and Sexuality

February 28, 2012 by wShadow  
Published in Lifestyle

Talk about sexuality in a simple, direct way and without embarrassment. Hold relevant reading material at home, and do not preach or be priggish.

Parents today are descendants of a generation of parents who did not attributed great importance to sexuality, nor would they have the tools to learn, teach and develop in terms of sexual education. We, the younger generation, know that the quality of sex education affects the health and lives of our children, as they get older. We know that proper preparation for adult life will affect them when they will function in future relationship, and will affect the way they will perceive their relationship.

Unlike us, our children’s generation enjoys enormous abundance, and sometimes too much, of information from various sources, without having the ability to distinguish between good and evil. This fact presents a new challenge that increases the need to transfer a measured amount of quality and true information to our offspring.

Tied sexuality to love, maturity and adulthood

How to do it? In every conversation about sex, make the wished and positive connection. Talk about sexuality as a natural need for each person. Emphasized that it is related first and foremost with love. Conveyed a message that sexuality associated with maturity and adulthood, and it is permissible and desirable, all according to the values ‚Äč‚Äčthat you want to impart.

Answer each question and adjust the to the character, age and maturity of your child. Appropriate literature should keep close at hand, to allow easy access and proper response to your child questions, and would substitute unaudited information from the Internet.

Keep yourself restraint. Do not just provide information before being asked about it. Do not initiate this kind of conversation before you saw curiosity or willingness to listen. However, the daily discourse with your children should be free and flowing in order not to create a perception that some things are not to be talked about.

 It is also important to answer in a simple, direct way and without embarrassment. Such a message can make the parents a reliable and vital source of information for the child, what inevitably will cause the child to feel confident in conjunction with the parents about anything, even in moments of crisis and trouble (God forbid).

Where do babies come from?

Conversations about sex should take place once the child start asking question and saw interest (usually around the age of three and with direct connection with pregnancies and births in the family). It is recommended to keep books like “where babies come from?”, “pregnant mother” and ”daddy love mommy” at home.

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12 Responses to “Sex Education: How to Talk to Children About Sex and Sexuality”
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  6. Safa Says:

    A good guide.

  7. AmosTheCat Says:

    Very good article and very good advice. My former wife and I talked a lot with our children and tried to express to them our own values and opinions, without preaching or having a special session about any particular topic. We talked about relationship situations that our friends or their friends encountered and gave our opinions about these situations without condemning them. It was always gratifying to hear your own children telling their friends about how they feel about something when you know you had a conversation a few days earlier and you had expressed the same opinion to them.

  8. Dora77 Says:

    Very good insight into the sensitive matter in a sensible way.Thanks!

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  12. TooLate Says:

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