What Age Should I Start Talking About Sex

welcome to talk and fry of Education

series on overcoming the most common

obstacles to talk and comfortably with

your children about sex and sexuality so

today's common question that we're going

to answer is when should I start talking

to my child about the birds and the bees

actually you can start as early as three

or four years old but whatever age your

child is you can start then as soon as

children start asking questions they

deserve age-appropriate answers if you

look at it as a developmental milestone

children need certain information at

certain ages so that they can grow up as

healthily as possible children naturally

start to ask questions somewhere between

the ages of four and six if they don't

bring it up then you can start the

conversation the reason you want to

bring it up is because at this age it's

no big deal they just fold it into the

information they are learning about life

in general and we know that when

children learn what they need to learn

at the appropriate age then they become

sexually healthy children who turn into

sexually healthy adolescents who turn

into sexually healthy adults if you can

think of it like math you teach children

basic math skills like counting and

arithmetic and then eventually you move

on to calculus but you don't teach

arithmetic in the 12th grade because

it's too late and you can't teach

calculus if you haven't taught

arithmetic in the first place so

children between the ages of 4 and 8

need to know the truth about where

babies come from a great way to deliver

this information is with books Roby

Harris's book it's not the stork is a

great tool for this

it has great language illustrations that

really make it accessible and fun for

children to learn if you open up the

conversation about sex and sexuality

early then when they grow up they'll be

much more likely to talk to you about

all the other stuff in their lives and

what parent doesn't want that for more

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