How to discuss sexuality with children

How to discuss sexuality with children
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How to Discuss Sexuality With Children. Sex is a forbidden topic particularly in Indian homes. With the world turning into a dirty place full of sexual predators, it\'s time to break the taboo.

Sex is a forbidden topic particularly in Indian homes. With the world turning into a dirty place full of sexual predators, it's time to break the taboo. It's very important that you talk to your child about sex. Fear is one of the primary emotions Indian parents feel while the topic sex comes up for discussion. There are awkward moments that might make you give out an inappropriate answer to a particular question. However, remember it's better for kids to get accurate information from you than the internet or TV which may be misleading. Further, once you give it a start kids too feel that you are more approachable. This way you also get to know what's on their minds.

How to discuss sexuality with children

Parents often fear giving out too much information to kids may spoil them. However, understand mere information doesn't harm them in any way. Most importantly, let go of your inhibitions and get into a comfort zone which will also put your child at ease. Acknowledge the fact that it's normal for any kid to have thoughts about sex. Particularly if your kid has entered his adolescence stage, it's natural for him/her to go through changes-physical, social and emotional. Make them feel comfortable about the same. Assure them that they need not feel ashamed about the changes they notice during puberty.

Get candid and keep the discussion open. Allow your child to ask questions and if you are unable to answer a question, then seek help from your spouse to make it simpler for the child. Parents must always make the first move to begin the topic. Often, you could make use of some latest news event to spark a debate or a discussion. This also removes awkwardness and makes the discussion seem natural.

Remember, sex education is important to make kids responsible, for themselves.

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