Children pick up things quickly from their parents and surroundings. This includes words that family members and others use to refer to body parts, gender, and other sexual health related terms.
Openly communicating age-appropriate information creates building blocks that help children learn about body ownership and safety. It also provides an opportunity to build confidence and comfort for both parents and children to talk about sexual health in later years.
As a parent of a young child, talking about healthy sexuality may not seem like a topic you should be considering so early – but it is!
Check out these educational puberty videos, developed by AMAZE and used with permission.