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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I just kind of talk to him as things come up. I honestly don't remember why, but T already knows that when he's a teenager his body will grow hair and his feet will stink. Whenever we see teenagers, he always asks me "Do their feet stink?" Thus far it's just kind of been through the normal flow of conversation, and will continue to be, as has questions about sex and babies. I don't give him more information than he asks for or then I think he "needs" and will understand at this point, but I do try to answer his questions about bodies, genitals, babies, et cetera, honestly and without making it a big deal about it. When he is older, I will probably have some more formal conversations about deoderant and shaving (although the shaving stuff will also hopefully fall to DH...) as well as about sex and birth control and whatnot, but I anticipate those starting in late elementary school when puberty is starting to kick in. For the time being, I am happy with an informal "as needed" basis.
    Haha about T asking about stinky feet!! Luckily, Jace has had the grossest smelling feet since he was born so he has passed that step already

    Jace loves to touch his penis when he is watching tv naked and I usually tell him that he should only touch his penis in private. I also tell him that it is going to fall off and I'm going to throw it outside to the wolves. The actual serious talks will probably come in about 2nd grade or so. I'd like to preerve his innocence just a few years longer All though, I caught him playing with my tampons (still in their individual packaging) acting like they were missiles, haha!

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    We do address the "pleasure" part with our kids by acknowledging that we know it feels good to touch there, and that they are welcome to do so. But that is something that should be done alone in the bathroom or alone in your bedroom (not while sharing a bath with a sibling or while watching tiv or at the park, etc.) And that there is nothing wrong with touching there, just that it should be done alone.

    Also, I've not read it, but I've heard good things about this book:
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    Seems like a good read.
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    My oldest is 7 (a boy) and so far we just address issues honestly and simply when they come up. I supposed we'll start getting into a little more detail in the next couple years.

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    Robbie is 7 and we have answered questions as they have come up. He knows we are trying for another baby and so there are a few questions there. He has quite a few body books that show pictures of both males and females. He has read the book "What to expect when your mom is expecting" (or whatever the full title is) and that briefly describes sex. He does know that daddy's sperm have to mix with mommy's egg. He also knows all the correct names of body parts (something I have insisted on).
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