“Family education is undoubtedly important and family sexuality education is equally vital”
Having the “birds and bees” talk with your children might be something you prefer to avoid. Either you find it awkward to suddenly bring up the topic or you’re not sure what the right age to start it. This month, I had a chat with SCMP and we took a look at how parents can create a safe and open environment for their children. My big takeaway from this is to have smaller, shorter conversations from a younger age rather than one big talk when they’re older. When children show curiosity about their body, this is the right time to start talking to them about what’s appropriate and what isn’t, how to set boundaries and respect their bodies.