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Children are so incredibly smart and intuitive. They observe, they watch, they pick up what they see, and apply it to their own lives. That is why parenting is such a great responsibility. What we model through our own actions is what will shape our children’s understanding of themselves and the world.
There are certain aspects of being a parent that come naturally and easily to us, for example, teaching them certain life skills and values such as respect and honesty; but there are also certain that are uncomfortable (for some parents) to discuss and explain – for example, sex, sexuality and physical relationships.
Unfortunately, the one-time sit-down, also known as “The Talk”, about the birds and bees is not enough to help them understand the complexity of such an integral, healthy and natural part of life and who they are.
Though parents may not talk about it often, be assured that your children are learning more from you about sex than you think.
Here are five ways you’re teaching your child about sex and don’t know it.
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