I wasn’t exactly avoiding the topic, but she was only 6½ and it seemed way too early.Since there were no bare-bottomed kids playing doctor in her bedroom or questions about where babies come from, I figured the talk could wait awhile—until her high school graduation maybe.Where they’re at Many parents are surprised to find that their children are sexual beings from birth, says Tara Johnson, a sexuality education specialist with the Region of Peel Public Health in Brampton, Ont.Even infants are curious about their own bodies and will often touch their genitals in the bathtub or during diaper changes, and baby boys have regular erections.With its immediate instructions to show common courtesy and respect for other teens on the site, The Teen Flirt Chat Room fosters a healthy, considerate environment. Just think of a screen name you would like to use and type it in.It may take a few seconds for the room to appear, but it shouldn't take more than a minute. During the preschool years, your child's general curiosity about gender (especially the opposite gender) is probably growing. The sooner you get comfortable with discussing the topic, the smoother future chats will go, so get some tips and talking points for explaining "the birds and the bees" to kids of all ages.
He's also learning to set up boundaries for his own body.
In some ways, the years leading up to puberty can feel like "the calm before the storm." Children may be more embarrassed and quiet about sex-related questions than when they were younger.
Or, they may be even more openly curious and less shy about the topic.
But tweens need to feel they have a secure nest as they launch themselves into the exciting but scary world outside the family.
Kids who feel disconnected from their parents lose their anchor and look for it in their peer group.