Ever since our brave friends gave their daughter The Talk in kindergarten, I’ve been thinking about when I want to have the same conversation with Otis. I don’t want for him to wait until Sixth Grade Sex Ed, but rather have him grow up thinking it’s just a normal, natural part of life. I think we’re BOTH finally ready to have this talk. GULP! What do you think? When do you plan to have The Talk with your kids?
We bought this book on the recommendation of our friends, and it looks great. It explains things in a fairly scientific way, and is pretty kid-friendly so you can look at it with your child. There’s also a version for younger kids or older kids. As a funny aside, after our friends’ daughter learned about reproduction, she thought it was so cool that she wanted to tell EVERYONE about it, and one of her classmates got a thorough lesson before her parents put a stop to it.
Also, I recently heard this story by Tina McElroy Ansa on The Moth about her first time, and I loved it. I hope I am one day brave enough to play this for my kids.