Sex Talk? How Many Have Given Their ...

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Fri, 08-27-2004 - 3:42pm

Sex Talk? How Many Have Given Their Child "The Talk"



  • Laid Out Everything
  • Gave A Watered Down Version
  • Not A Word


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Registered: 10-24-2003
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 3:49pm
To the first person who voted - Laid out everything...

Really? You're brave. I'm a coward. My daughter won't be 10 until December. She is just so naive. But I feel she should know. I'm horrified at the thought of telling her.

Am I stupid for waiting so long?

How did it go for you???

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 3:58pm
Hello and welcome!!

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Registered: 07-12-2004
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 4:04pm

I'm not the first voter of Laid out everything, but I voted that way also.

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 4:19pm

We did it when Sean (11) was 7 and I was pregnant with his little brother.

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Registered: 10-24-2003
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 4:53pm
>You're more than welcome to hang out here as often as you like.

thanks :)

I spend most of my time on the May 04 board, where i'm learning to be a mom all over again!

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 5:18pm

Is that your way of saying you have a new little one?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 08-28-2004 - 4:27pm
Can I say none of the above. The closest I could say is "gave a watered down" version. But that doesn't describe it accuratly. I have given her the information she is ready for. So at almost 10... she knows what S*X means (and she thinks it's yucky and doesn't want to know more), how babies are made, and what is going to happen to her body in the next few years. (Breast, period and such.) This is a far cry from knowing ALL but it's not really a watered down version. It's a version that is appropirate for her age. Also this information isn't one big talk. We have discussed stuff such as how babies were made since she was 4.

Sara & Tim
Diana (Sara 9 yrs, Timothy 5 yrs)

Sara, IVTimothy
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Registered: 10-24-2003
Mon, 08-30-2004 - 1:09pm
cl-forevermyboyz: Yes! That is my way of saying I have a weeeeee lil' one at home! :)

The age distance is cavernous!

So..... Diana: Tell me more. I'm interested in your response, because your daughter is closest in age to mine (who will be 10 in December). We are breeding rabbits and she pulled them apart crying, saying the female was being hurt. I don't know how I can continue breeding rabbits and not explain to her what's going on. But I'm embarrassed to tell her what men and women do together! Is that what your daughter knows? She must, right.

I've told my daughter about breast development, and from day 1 she's known all about the menstrual cycle, why and how it happens. She knows about fetal development and pregnancy (since I just had a babe). But she doesn't know "how" the baby got in there.

I'm afraid if I tell my daughter what men and women do together (yes, I know this sounds so stupid) that she'll go out and try it.

Like I said - she's sooooo sweet and naive. I almost feel like I'd be "tarnishing" her. But I feel as though she should know.

I guess i WANT her to know. Would I be horrible for telling her? (I am divorced from her father. I should have to run this by him, but I'm even embarrassed to ask him if I should talk with her!)

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Mon, 08-30-2004 - 1:31pm

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 09-04-2004 - 1:59am
Welll.. there wasn't much too it. One day a year or so ago DD asked me "how" the sperm go into the mommy. So I simply explained the mechanics. It's not that complicated. She said that was yucky... and we haven't gotten much beyond that. I did explain that when she was older she would understand that it wasn't so yucky but that it was fine for her to feel this way now. This subject did come up a few days ago again. My 5 year old came home saying that a boy at school told him "God put babies in their mommy's tummies." So we brought out the how babies are made books again.. and the subject was breifly discussed.

Diana

P.S. I wasn't ignoring you.. I have just been swamped and havn't even looked at the boards for a few days.


Sara & Tim
Diana (Sara 9 yrs, Timothy 5 yrs)

Sara, IVTimothy

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