The first question that parents often ask is ‘what age should my child be when I broach the subject of sex? Also, they may ask questions when they are younger – possibly at the age of five or six.The question, “Where do babies come from” is a typical one. For example, you want sit a six-year-old down and tell them the full facts, but you may say that when a man and a woman love each other very much, a special seed from the man can go to a special egg in the woman and then a baby can grow.You may prefer to read the book with them – if so, pick a time that you have plenty of space and time to read the book with them.It may also be helpful to let them take the book and re-read it themselves, that helps if they have any feelings of embarrassment while reading it with you and also gives them the chance to go over any areas that they need to understand better.
Invite your child to ask questions, be available for chats and invite your child to chat about the subject if they want to.
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Make sure you can talk to your child about how a girl’s menstrual cycle works, the fallopian tubes, the womb, ovulation and so forth.
Ensure that you also inform your child about boys and what an erection is, why it occurs, the penis, testicles, sperm, semen, wet dreams and ejaculation.