How to give the talk to my daughter after she accidentally saw her fathers privates?

My husband was sleeping next to us and I soon realized his privates could be seen through his underwear. I quickly covered him up but I am now worried this could affect our daughter due to her being young. How do I handle this situation?
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  • Wait for her to ask. Kids are inquisitive by nature. It doesn't need to be sexual. It's just that's what daddy's body is like.

    My son is 2 and my wife and I have never been unnecessarily "modest" around him so he's just growing up with it being not a big deal. He'll ask when he's ready.

    One thing though: If your daughter asks where babies come from the answer isn't Aldi...

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  • She's never seen her father naked? My son (1yr old) follows me everywhere, when i'm getting changed, in the bathroom. Me and OH are naked infront of him regularily, we see it as normal. The human body shouldn't be a source of embarrassment.

    • Your son is still tiny!! He won’t remember it so it’s quite different dont you think

    • You haven't said how old your child is

    • And its about normalising it. Sure, we'll stop it at somepoint, but he'll be 5 or 6 at least.

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  • 18-24 so your kid is most likely very young. I'm sure she would not even had noticed. Why is she not sleeping in her own bed?

  • I would talk about it to her your going to make her uncomfortable just leave it alone.

    • Huh? Would or wouldn't?

    • Sorry I wouldn’t

    • Why? She’s not a teenager so it does need to be discussed

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  • Did she actually see them or just the shape? How old is she. And in any case, she does not seem that interested, so no, do not talk about this incident. But at some point you will need to talk about sexuality in general. "The talkl"

  • Well if she’s really young she’s honestly too innocent to have a morbid thought at all

  • Tough situation! That discussion depends on many things.
    Follow me if you want to talk about it

  • You don't need to say anything, just tell her to knock before entering doors and announce before entering some ones room.

    You failed to teach her manners, nothing else is going to do much use, if she doesn't have that foundation.

  • Don't meddle and make a big deal out of what isn't.

    Your over-correction might be what triggers her further unhealthy interest.

    Hang back unless she says something about it.

    • Meddle in which way? And what if I’ve already spoken to her?

    • I'm saying you making this seem like it's a way bigger deal than it is is going to actually make it become a big deal when it otherwise isn't. It isn't a big deal unless you turn it into one. If you have already spoken to her, then hope that the matter is settled and leave it alone.

  • What is there to handle?
    If the 'incident' ( :D ) is of any significance to your daughter, you will notice a reaction or hear some question; which then deserves answers.
    If not, just proceed with life as before.

  • She may benefit from a talk about the birds and bees if she is old enough.

  • You're acting like he was naked, when he wasn't, so I see no reason to say anything to your daughter.

  • How old is she

  • A lot depends on how old she is?
    Has she said anything about it?
    If not wait until she mentions it.

  • Depends on how old. shebis

  • Post a real event troll.

    • Yeah no shit, this is one of the worst troll attempts ever.

  • Just be open and honest. And try not to be too nervous about it.