Parents have come to accept that sex education is important but still find themselves uncomfortable while imparting it to their child. Questions, books or any depiction on T.V. related to sex makes them feel embarrassed, which is why children hide their curiosity related to sex. And that is certainly not healthy.
Be the one to satisfy your child’s curiosity about sex: Children will eventually find out about sex from T.V., books, friends. So instead that they get half baked knowledge, it is better that the information comes from parents.
Don’t be embarrassed while talking about sex: While answering your child’s sex related questions be relaxed and comfortable. Your embarrassed expressions will make your child feel sex is something to hide and feel ashamed of.
Don’t be alarmed at their sex related questions: When small children ask questions like where do babies come from or may explore their bodies by touching, don’t scold or react harshly. Putting a taboo on the topic of sex will only trigger your child’s curiosity.
Sex education is not optional but a necessity: Sex education goes along way in preventing child abuse and making the grown ups aware of importance of safe sex. Educating the child about his body and the changes in it (puberty) helps to settle down their anxieties.
Your talking will help and not spoil your child: Parents think that talking about sex with children will make them perverts but it is a proven fact that children whose parents openly discuss sexual issues are the ones who refrain and think before entering a sexual relationship. So be open with your child, he really needs your guidance.