In a world saturated with erotic images and messages, the child's interest in sex wakes up much earlier. Do not wait to find out from the street or from friends. They will probably find out, at an inappropriate age, in an inappropriate way, from the wrong person. and probably something wrong.
Children should be told about early sex, but as much as necessary. Start giving them information from 2-3 years old, until they become adults, outlining an increasingly complete picture of this topic. Answer their questions in the simplest way possible. Even if the question comes at an inappropriate time, give the answer directly, immediately. If you are not embarrassed by friends or guests and answer without hesitation, the child will be convinced that there is nothing wrong, shameful or forbidden.
Prepare for the moment when the child asks the question "Where do the children come from?" The natural answer is "From the mother's belly". Do not mislead the child with any story. Sooner or later he will see that everyone around him knew the truth before him and he would feel betrayed, uncertain of himself and his parents, as the source of information.
Use scientific language, words such as penis, ovaries, uterus, in explanations related to the transformations or functions of the body, as you use stomach or kidney.
(Mihaela Nicolaescu, Psychologist, Foundation of Our Children)
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October 17, 2006