“When (and How) Should I Talk to My Kids About Sex?”

Talking to kids about sex?

For many of us, that’s about as comfortable as sleeping on top of a giant ice cube.

Let’s face it: Having the talk with our kids can be a scary thought.

We think:

  • “I don’t want to tell my child too much too soon;” or
  • “I don’t want to rob my child’s innocence.”

And then of course there’s this question:

“What in the world am I supposed to say?!”

Scared to talk to your kids about sex? Yeah, every parent feels that way. How do we bring up the topic? How do we make sure we’re not sharing “too much, too soon”? This post shares about a wonderful new step-by-step method for parents to—easily!—share with their kids about God’s plan for sex. So much wisdom here for all Christian parents!

 

As parents, we specifically want to know:

  • When should we start talking to our kids about sex?
  • What should we specifically be sharing with our kids about sexuality at each age/stage?
  • How can we broach this delicate topic with grace and dignity?

From the earliest ages, my husband and I have tried to make talking about sex with our kids a normal part of life.

But we knew that we needed a more formal way to discuss this important-but-delicate subject.

And, yes, there were still some really tricky topics that we had no idea how to handle (um… masturbation, transgenderism, homosexuality…anyone?).

But here’s the good news: My husband and I are no longer afraid to have “the talk” with our kids!

And in this post, I want to share how we’ve (finally!) become comfortable with this topic, and how YOU can be comfortable too!

  • Discover the step-by-step approach we’re using to share a little at a time
  • Get a list of what to share about sex at each stage
  • Learn how we’ve turned awkward conversations into natural discussions
  • Find out how to talk about sex within a framework that honors faith-based values
  • Discover the one truth that made me (finally!) comfortable to share about sexuality
  • Find out how we’re continuing to have ongoing, interesting dialogs with our kids about sex

Yes, you (and, if you’re married, your spouse) can be free from the all-too-common fears surrounded with “having the talk” with your kids!

Talking to your kids about sex doesn’t have to be scary!

Let me show you exactly how we’ve been able to conquer these fears and turn this taboo subject into healthy, normal conversations with our kids.

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Leave a Reply 4 comments

Brittany - July 1, 2016 Reply

I agree with most of your advice, but there’s one thing you’re off on; sexual abuse (good touch/bad touch) should be discussed long before a child is 6. In fact it should be discussed the moment your child can understand, which is typically around the age of three.

Bewildered Mother - July 9, 2016 Reply

Important additions: Talk about private parts and CONSENT at preschool age. Teach them “no means no” as early as possible–starting with parents, then siblings and friends. My sons started learning at age 2 where they can and cannot touch a woman, and that they always need to ask before they hug or kiss etc.

Dezy - August 30, 2016 Reply

Interesting… thnks for the info.

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