Parenting

Who is your child’s sex educator?

Written by Shade Imadu

Parents are the most important sexuality educators for their children. Talking about sexuality with your child should not be a challenge, but most times parents are fearful about saying too much and too soon about sex and sexuality to their children which is wrong because the earlier they know they better informed they are.

Parents even at times feel they do not know enough to be a reliable source of accurate information for their kid’s sex education. Parents does not need to be an expert in sex education to have a meaningful conversation with their children.

When a child especially in his or her teenage years feels uncomfortable coming to his or her parent or guardian regarding issues such as sex, they turn to their friends or outsiders to gain knowledge, they may in the process be misinformed or mislead, that is why it is important that you start a conversation with your child as early as the child has the ability to understand.

Conversations should be continued throughout the child’s life, remember, you don’t need to be an expert to talk to your child.

It is also advisable to buy trustable  books about sex and sexuality, which the kids are allowed to read and you can both discuss the book’s content together. it will give them better understanding that way.

It is important to always ask your child things that they want to know about or questions that they need answers to, hear them out and respond well to them to the best of your capability.

If you do not know the answers, admit that you don’t know, make your findings well and get back to them with cleared answers.

 

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