Also, at this age, preschoolers are curious about how babies are made.
Since children can’t grasp the idea of science yet, it is best if you explain what’s going on when humans reproduce in the simplest manner.
Remember to use the correct terms so your children won’t get confused when they’re older. Feel free to skip certain details that seem inappropriate.
Being open to talk about their body parts in the correct terms allow the child to be more open in the future when it comes to talking about themselves (whether health related or not) in the future. Parents who are not comfortable saying the correct terms, or make fun of saying “penis” or “vagina” in front of the kids give the kids an idea that it is funny, laughable or even shameful.
Elementary school age
Since we are living in a modern society where technology and the internet are thriving, it is also an added responsibility for parents to educate their children about explicit content on the web.
During this period, kids this age must be well-informed about talking and sharing private photos with strangers online. This is also a delicate time where they can come across pornography websites.
Aside from installing protective software on your home computers or laptops, equipping kids with the right guidelines is also vital.
This age is also the ideal moment where you can further explain what sex is all about.
You can start by talking about masturbation, and proceed to the actual reproduction process.
It is completely fine if your kid finds this uncomfortable, so just delay the conversation and wait for them to be ready. And when they are, parents should also be ready to explain what the kids are expecting to hear. Again, if they are shy to talk about sex with their kids, the kids will feel some sense of shyness or shame as well.