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The talk

Now the kids are back at school, at what age should they have 'the talk.'

What are kids told these days? Do the schools tell them much?

I should say something to my son. When I was at school my 5th form RE teacher got very upset with me saying 'Are you going to go through life giggling everytime someone says the word 'sex.'?
Her prediction was largely correct, which could cause a problem.


Anyone got any advice? 

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  • Now the kids are back at school, at what age should they have 'the talk.'

    What are kids told these days? Do the schools tell them much?

    I should say something to my son. When I was at school my 5th form RE teacher got very upset with me saying 'Are you going to go through life giggling everytime someone says the word 'sex.'?
    Her prediction was largely correct, which could cause a problem.


    Anyone got any advice? 

    From what i hear from my 16 year old and his mates.

    Life us not a porn film.
  • I learnt about it in year 5 from a weird video of a naked family brushing their teeth together, then noticing that they all have different bits. How can you expect 9 year old boys not to laugh? 

    My son is 9 now, but there is no way is he ready for that talk. 
  • We had it with our daughter when she was 9. I say “we”, my wife had it with her. 

    Shed been asking for ages and we’d said it was a special kiss up until then.

    They might as well know, as they’ll only learn it in the playground.
     
    A few day after she said to me “daddy, mummy told me all about the special kiss” She then said “does that mean you did it to mummy?” When I told her yes, she looked at me and said “Eurghhhh”
  • I 'educated' mine all through their childhood, no sugar coating, no baby talk, no specific sit down and listen to daddy embarrassing himself .. always called a spade a spade and a penis a penis ((:>) .. and never confused the two
  • Age 10 seems about right to start the conversations.
  • edited September 3
    MrOneLung said:
    We learnt in 3rd year junior school (year 5 now) but I had already been given a book by my parents explaining all the bits and bobs before that. 

    Didnt prepare me (or the teachers) when a fellow 9 year old classmate put his hand up and asked “can you still f*** her when she is on” 
    So you and DaveMehmet went to school together?
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  • Blimey, I don’t think I’m strong enough to give the Father Christmas talk, let alone this one!

    why do they have to grow up?
    What Father Christmas talk?
    There’s more than one.
  • Blimey, I don’t think I’m strong enough to give the Father Christmas talk, let alone this one!

    why do they have to grow up?
    What Father Christmas talk?
    The one with the special kiss
  • Blimey, I don’t think I’m strong enough to give the Father Christmas talk, let alone this one!

    why do they have to grow up?
    What Father Christmas talk?
    'Daddy, dont lie to me.  Father Christmas doesnt exist!'

    'What? no....'

    'Just dont Daddy, I googled it with my friends'.

    'Oh'

    'And the same for the tooth fairy as well, I feel so stupid believing you for so long'

    Pretty much how the conversation went with my daughter at 8 or 9 or so.... did I feel bad.

  • edited September 3
    I have not had the talk yet and I'm 34 with a wife 🤣
    Come off it Dave, I know that you worked out I was Father Christmas when you were 15. What more was there to tell you!
  • In terms of what the school cover, they should have a policy, and possibly a curriculum overview, on their website. Alternatively, you could discuss it with a member of staff.

    As for when to talk about it, I think @Lincsaddick has the right answer. The comments children make, the things they do and the questions they ask will indicate what they're ready to talk about. If you address these in an honest and straightforward way, they'll be comfortable asking more when they're ready. No need to go into too much detail to begin with: if they don't understand or want more information, they'll probably ask. As much as possible, treat it like any other of the million topics they must alredy ask you questions about.
  • As soon as they ask you or show interest.  You can go at their pace, you don't have to tell them absolutely everything at once.
  • Blimey, I don’t think I’m strong enough to give the Father Christmas talk, let alone this one!

    why do they have to grow up?
    What Father Christmas talk?
    The one where they ask why mummy is f***ing father christmas.
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