How to answer the child when he asks you sexual questions?

How to answer the child when he asks you sexual questions?

Age +3 years can also bring curiosity. Children over 3 years old and beyond start asking so-called awkward questions from adults. Questions about the genitals, questions about how I was born are normal and should be treated as such.

Some tips that specialists recommend to manage children's curiosity about sexuality.

• The correct naming of the sexual organs. Vagina and penis, names with connotations or nicknames only cause confusion

• Education and information for both boys and girls without distinction.

• The adult should not avoid and avoid the child's questions by saying: ask mom or dad. The adult should not get angry with the questions, but answer and when he does not know how to answer, tell the child seriously that he does not know, but as soon as I learn, I will explain, and he should keep his word and explain to him as much as possible. if you can.

• To read and show books that are for the age and that treat in an educational way the knowledge of the human body, both female and male, including the genitals.

• One should not talk about the genitals in a negative way, for example, a woman "does not have" a penis, but a woman "has" a vagina". To describe the difference and function of organs.

• Explain that "intimacy" is different from "secret".

• If the child is playing with a peer being touched, do not intervene, but keep calm, as you will inadvertently teach him to hide from you, but not to stop doing it.

• Childish curiosity is the most natural thing in the world. If the child, up to the age of 6, does not ask questions about this topic, one should think about where he is getting the information and how good this information is. Parents, don't let your child learn and discover himself and sexuality through the banality of the "street".

*Taken from a post by Lira Gjika on Facebook