February 16, 2017

How to Talk to Your Child About Healthy Sexuality at Every Age

A conversation is so much more than words: a conversation is eyes, smiles, the silences between the words.

-Annika Thor-

You can talk to your child about healthy sexuality no matter the age. Below we have links to blog posts about what you should cover in each age-range. Always take the time to think through what you’re going to say and remember to keep your child’s maturity in mind.

These talks should take place a little over time. Don’t try to squeeze all the information in during one sitting. Take opportunities as they arise to make sure that your child is aware of the things the she or he should know at the appropriate age.

And remember, every time you have a little talk it makes it a little easier to have the next one.

Infants

Ages 2 to 5

Ages 5 to 8

Ages 9 to 12

Ages 13 to 15

Ages 16 to 18