How to Teach Your Children about Gender and Sexuality (part 2)

Sexual education for children is extremely necessary and difficult responsibility of parents. How to tell children to understand their own physiological changes but not cause them to have misleading thoughts and exceed the limits. This is definitely what causes many parents a headache. Let’s find out 2 more rules in this part 2!

Show your child physical changes

In order for children not to panic when they reach puberty, parents need to tell their children how the changes in the body will take place. The rule is not to use stories that make up or avoid words that are too far away from the original meaning.

Boys will experience “wet dreams” (dream dreams), armpit hair that grows with the hair of the genitalia. Parents need to care when children should wear underwear as well as why they should wear. For boys who are about to enter puberty, such knowledge is very important for them.

Moreover, many mothers still let their children touch their breasts even when they enter primary school. According to experts, this is not recommended. You should avoid or tell your child about such habits when in a crowded place.

Teach children to care for sensitive areas of the body

In addition to protecting yourself, paying attention to changes in the body, parents should also teach children to care for sensitive areas, especially the genitals. This is vitally important for girls when the menstrual period, genitalia will have significant changes. Because your children will be confused. They do not know how to handle without the help and advice of parents.

If parents do not know how to teach their children, consult some experts in the field of health counseling. Thus, parents can talk with their child’s teacher to develop an effective, age-appropriate sex education plan and monitor children’s relationships at school.