Child and Sex Education

Issues related to sexuality are generally avoided and preferred not to be talked about, however, it is perfectly natural for the child to be curious about gender-related issues and ask questions.
Rather than waiting for children to ask questions, you can create a suitable environment and explain sexuality to your child in an age-appropriate way. If he doesn’t ask questions, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t know, your child may be hesitant, he may not be able to predict your reaction. It needs to be approached in moderation.
Parents may encounter the first questions when their children are 3-4 years old.
How is the baby formed?
Why are boys and girls different?
How was I born?
Be careful not to give sarcastic, condescending, evasive answers to these questions.
Try to understand and focus on what your child wants to learn.
If he knows that you are giving evasive answers and cannot learn the truth from you, the child may tend to get information from the wrong sources.
Remember that you are the first resource your child should learn about sexuality.
Responsibility for the issue of sexuality cannot be transferred to others.
The answers should be answered according to the child’s age and developmental period, the child’s curiosity should be satisfied, but they should not be confused.
Generally, the best dialogue about gender is between mother and daughter, father and son, but whichever parent the child asks questions is more appropriate for that parent to answer.
If you do not feel competent to answer the question at that moment, “I don’t know how to explain the question you asked to you right now. Let me explain it in a way you can understand. I will explain as soon as possible.” You can have information about the subject by saying.
The genitals should be taught not with various names, but as “vagina”, “penis”, “testicle”.
The questions asked should not be dismissed with answers such as “storks brought you” and “we found you from the hospital”.
If you leave your child’s questions unanswered or glossed over, you may make him think that sex is wrong and something to feel guilty about.
With sexual education, the child learns the perception of gender and respect for both his own and someone else’s body.
In addition, a child who receives the right sexual education knows his body and fulfills his responsibilities.

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