While educating young children on sex, the discretion lies not in what information to deliver first, but in tactful handling of their queries. Puberty does bring a hoard of physical and mental changes, which might range from pimples, menstrual cycles in girls to the growing of beard in boys. Children often get frightened as they are least prepared for these changes in their bodies.
Being guardian, we must help our wards in dealing with topics related to sex and sexuality. There is no specific time or age of educating the children about sexual health, we can start when they are very young and throughout their lives.
A good and an interactive session on sex education for young children would include topics such as:
The focal point of every discussion should be to teach them about valuing one’s own body. Respect for the self can actually act as a shield against casual sexual encounters and mishaps. Most often young children ask questions, such as “where do babies come from?” and “what is sex?” These questions should be answered with a lot of care. The best way is to answer their questions in the form of a story without skipping facts. This still remains the best way to answer preteen queries.
The sex education tips are as follows:
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