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    Default Advice about the birds and bees chat!

    What age did you chat with your child about how babies are made? I have just had a chat with my 9 year old and explained everything. He was caught looking up naked girls on the computer and saw some graphic content (and we have parental controls on so not sure how that happened). He had been told about it at school and told to look it up. So I explained it's simply how babies are made, we read a book together and have banned the internet indefinitely. I just wanted to put some feelers out there and ask what age you would tell your child and how you would handle this situation. Thanks

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    May I ask what book you read?
    My DS is 6yrs, so no advice sorry, I might follow this thread.

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    Personally, I'd ask him about what he was told and what he was looking for, then try to give some context around that. It'd probably focus on sex being something that adults do for a variety of reasons (feels good, to be close to a partner etc.) and that it can also lead to pregnancy and diseases. That the kind of thing he'd find on the internet isn't necessarily representative of real life in the same way that fairy tales or cartoons aren't.

    Sexuality/bodies/biology/relationships are an everyday topic of conversation with the kids in our family, so there isn't really one talk...it's just adding to the understanding they already have.

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    Good books are what's happening to me and where did I come from... I used both with my 2 when they started asking questions

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    My dd is 6 and she has been asking at random time about how babies are made and how they get out since 5.5
    I am honest with her in an age appropriate way but would like to get a book to explain things better

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    My DD was 8 and my DS was 9 when they started asking the hard questions (no pun intended ) and we had the discussion on what the physical act of sex actually was. We had had lots of building block steps up to that point though....

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    The WA govt bought out a book to help parents talk to their kids about s.ex, puberty etc. I got a hard copy in preparation and it has some useful tips in there. There's an online version too - http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/~/med...h/TSTO_V2.ashx and also this tip sheet. ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1448150149.341851.jpg

    DS is 6 and just last night asked where babies came from. We asked what he thought and it was pretty accurate considering we've never really talked in great detail about it! He completely missed out the s.ex bit, but seems to understand "girls have eggs and boys put the baby in there And it grows and grows and then pops out of her tummy"

    So I think it might be time for me to re-read this and start having conversations with him before he learns things at school.


 

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