Give up on the idea of presenting the subject in one big talk -- you'll overwhelm your child with more bewildering and even distasteful information than she can process at once. Instead, think of it as a gentle conversation that will take place over several months or perhaps even years. Keep your explanations as simple and specific to the discussion as you can. A 6-year-old wondering what "birth control" means is not necessarily asking you to delineate the mechanics of intercourse. The hardest part, of course, is staying composed.
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There are certain lessons only a mother can teach. A grandmother may not be as relatable, and a sister may not have enough wisdom — which is why it's up to Mom to initiate a heart-to-heart about matters of the heart. Although it can be a difficult subject to broach, your greatest gift to your daughter might just be the knowledge to face tough times and come out stronger. Here are the most important things young women need to know about love — and how to explain them. And that goes for not just significant others but also friends and family.
10, 11 and 12 Year Olds
Q We have a four-and-a-half year old daughter who is lively, intelligent and friendly and she gets on great with her little sister. Sometimes she can be a little nervous at times or want things done a particular way, though this is nothing unusual. The concern I have is around masturbation. She plays with herself down there constantly.
May is Masturbation Month and Jackie Gillard is taking some time to talk to her kids about this healthy form of sexual expression. By Jackie Gillard May 10, I understand the nervousness. Even then, I felt so much pity for that boy and vowed to myself that I would be much more open about sex when I had kids. Ontario mom Jenny K.