Sometimes the sperm joins with one of the tiny eggs inside the woman's body, and that makes the egg begin growing into a baby.
By being as inquisitive as you can, without tipping off your child that you're snooping -- at this age, children absolutely don't want to feel that their parents are looking over their shoulder.At school, ask the teachers exactly what they're teaching at each class level.You'll probably see that from school age on, children are inundated with sexual references -- most of them sniggering, disrespectful, or misleading.The more you know about what your child is seeing and hearing about sex from other sources, the better equipped you are to make sure they know what you want to tell them. They're likely to be hearing or reading references to AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in the news and from their schoolmates.When kids are toddlers or preschoolers, they start asking questions about their bodies – and even yours.
It can be stressful if you aren’t prepared or sure about the answers – but it doesn’t need to be!
" Or: "You know, when I was your age, I didn't understand about periods and I felt too embarrassed to ask anybody." Another useful approach for a child who's reached the age of 10 or so is to give her a good, readable children's book on puberty and sexual development.
Before buying, look it over yourself to make sure you like its approach.
(When and how do they discuss the reproductive system, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual harassment, and so on?
) If they use textbooks or handouts, read them yourself.
It's not too early to start talking to your child about the important connections among sex, love, and responsibility.