How would you explain private parts to a young child?

Would you use penis and vagina or use dick and pussy?

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The child is 12. They asked me to explain. They already heard the slang words.
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  • Explaining private parts to a child can be a sensitive and delicate topic, and it's important to approach it in a way that is age-appropriate and respectful of the child's emotional needs. Here are some tips on how to explain private parts to a 12-year-old child:

    • Use anatomical terms: Instead of using slang words or euphemisms, use the correct medical terms for private parts. This will help the child understand the correct terms and avoid confusion.
    • Use visual aids: You can use a diagram or a book to show the child the different parts of the male and female anatomy. This can help them understand the physical differences between genders and how their bodies function.
    • Discuss boundaries: It's important to explain to the child that private parts are private, and that no one should touch them without their permission. Explain the concept of personal boundaries and respect for one's own body and others.
    • Emphasize safety: Discuss safety precautions and how to protect oneself from harm. Explain that if someone tries to touch them inappropriately, they should tell a trusted adult immediately.
    • Answer questions honestly: Be open and honest when answering the child's questions, and provide them with age-appropriate information. Make sure they understand that they can come to you with any further questions or concerns they may have.

    Remember to approach the conversation with sensitivity and respect, and reassure the child that they can trust you to provide them with accurate information and support.

  • i would use the scientifically correct words. penis, testicles, scrotum, vagina, vulva and so on.

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  • Sure there is a you tube with ideas for you.

  • I would use the correct medical terms like penis, vulva, vagina, scrotum. They will learn the other terms from their friends or the internet soon enough.

  • Why would you have to?

    My parents didn't. (*)

    Young kids don't need to be taught something they cannot understand, so don't bother.
    It's like teaching painting art criticism to someone blind from birth.

    (*) That said, if the little kid asks a question, then answer it in the most simple of terms (and in one or two sentences). For instance, when I was 4, my mom was on the pot and I walked in and asked her "Mommy, why does my peepee get bigger and smaller?" She said "You must've been playing with it." which is probably true because very young boys do that. But, at 4, what she said was fine enough for me and I didn't ask any follow-up questions.

    • Sorry to hear that. Shouldve been taught correctly. Not judging.

    • I was taught fine - by 4 billion years of evolution and middle school. OK, I will be open-minded and re-answer your question, but first define "young child"? Please update your question with the age range that is relevant to your question. To me, a "young child" is 7 or earlier.

    • 12yrs of age

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  • Penis and vagina. Never the slang words. I've had to do this with four children.

    • @snowedin You beat me to it! 😭

    • @EmmaMary... great minds, Ms. Emma, and great parenting! :) Please tell me that you are well and Ms. Chole is well?

    • @snowedin Exactly right of course. All is very well and Ms. Chloe is now getting to be even a bigger bundle of joy and happiness. 🙂

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  • What the fuck dude. You let the schools do it professionally, or you educate yourself on anatomy enough TO teach it properly.

    Also who the fuck teaches a child using dick and pussy? They're kids for fuck sakes.

    • I wouldn't let school teach sex-ed to them at that young of age. Want to be honest and forth coming to kids.

    • If you don't want school to teach them at that age, then why the fuck are you wanting to teach em Are you only talking about YOUR kids?

    • Yes. If they were older different story about sex-ed. Health class is more than sex-ed. Some parents don't want the schools teaching it at all. Some give out permission slips when that subject comes up. If its a no then they are sent else where.

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