Ideally it’s best to start talking to kids about their bodies (and those of the opposite sex) from as early as they take notice or are curious and lead into talking about reproduction from there. That way talking about it doesn’t have to be a big scary formal talk. If that hasn’t been the case, I’d just say keep it as informal and natural as possible. If you’re not embarrassed about it, there’s less chance they will be too. Flick through some books at the bookshop as there are a few good ones around and you’ll probably have more of an idea which ones will suit your kids. Also use tv shows, songs, books etc as natural conversation starters eg pointing out respectful or disrespectful relationships.
Published 8th April 2020