If you are uncertain about how to begin your child’s sexuality education, teaching them the difference between boys’ and girls’ bodies is a great place to start.
Supporting your child to learn the differences between boys’ and girls’ bodies gives them a good knowledge base for their continuing sexuality education. As your child grows older it will help them to learn about:
By talking to your child about the differences between boys and girls bodies, you are also helping to keep them safe. As children grow they naturally become curious about other people’s bodies. They might play “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours” games. This is considered normal behaviour at a young age but becomes less acceptable as a person grows older.
By talking about boys’ and girls’ bodies proactively with your child, you can satisfy their curiosity, build their knowledge and empower them to make choices to keep themselves safe.