When it comes to sexual conversations I don’t really feel awkward. It used to be an issue I shied away from but with age it became something that was a natural activity between “people”. It’s also something we learn about in school and is something that allows us to connect with someone in the most intimate of ways!
As a parent I’ve always said and thought that I would have a somewhat open relationship with my kids. Meaning that they can come to me with anything and not worry about being judged or scolded! While I may end up disappointed sometimes, I want to be able to use my experiences in life as a means of teaching them valuable lessons. As a “boy” I’ve been through things growing up that I had to figure out on my own, as I lived with my mother and two sisters most of my tween years.
I’ve had it played out in my head that I would be there for my son during these “strange” occurrences taking place with his growing body and be able to give him just as good if not better information than what I learned. Boy was I dreaming!
Our son was at the sink “washing” dishes when he turned and asked my wife and I why his privates grow bigger? Omg! Here’s my chance to put my knowledge and experience as a male to work. And what happens? My mind goes blank and I’m left standing there speechless! I was so not expecting a question like this from my son this early on in his life!
Feeling like I’m backed into a parenting corner!
My question to you (Parents) is:
How do you explain sexual bodily functions and how to deal with them to avoid embarrassment to a child? Keep in mind he’s 4!