I’m not really sure how we got there, but apparently we have.
We may or not be at the point in our parental career where we need to be talking about sex.
Let me say this, to some extent we already have. We’ve talked to each kid about body parts (naming them with their actual name) what they are used for, etc. The older boys know where babies come from, how they are made (basically), etc. We (and by “we” I mean “Zach”) have discussed erections and various other penile goings on.
But I really feel like the older 3 are getting to ages where we should be saying more or discussing more. (Much to their chagrin, I’m sure).
So I’m looking for advice. What did you all do and at what ages? Any good books? Any good places I could send them for the next 15 years until they’ve gotten all this figured out and I can just go back to teaching them how to read, do math and, in general, have non-serious conversations?
The thing of it is, I don’t want to screw this or them up. I want them to know sex isn’t gross or bad or taboo, that it’s good (in the right context, in the right time, etc).
I don’t want them to be 14 and have sex because they’re curious about something their parents never discussed.
But I don’t want to give them more information than their young minds can hold. Or plant something in there that shouldn’t be for the next few years.
How did this happen? I swear just yesterday I was staring into the eyes of my babes as babies and/or toddlers and now this?
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”? Cliff notes: Babies eat, sleep and poop.
There should be a book titled, “How To Survive Conversations about Sex Without Embarrassing Yourself and Your Husband.”
Commence to the sage advice, please.