I know for my family this is the dreaded conversation. I can't imagine having this conversation with my 6 year old. She will never be old enough that my wife will need to sit down and talk with her about this. That will never need to happen.
As we all know kids are going to grow up and it is true that if we do not talk to them about it they will hear it from somewhere else. Today there are more ways to learn about sex than when even I grew up. Kids are learning about sex earlier and earlier.
So what can we as Christian parents do? How do we give them the proper information about sex without teaching them too early? When should we talk to them about sex? What age is appropriate? These are questions I hear all the time. Just as everything else we do not have to have all the answers but we do need to think about a plan. Last week I posted a timeline about when to talk about what to parents. Think through that with your spouse. Pray about how you can guide your kids to have a biblical understanding of sex from the earliest ages.
To help you I am attaching a conversation guide for parents to talk to their kids about this important topic. Below are conversation guides for Sexual Integrity for preschool and elementary ages. Remember these are just guides and not road maps. Each person knows their child better than anyone else. Adjust these to suit your family. As always we are here if you have questions about how to have conversations with your child about these topics. Remember we are also raising our kids and are all in this together.
Preschool Conversation Guide
Elementary Conversation Guide