The the right time to start talking to your kids about sex and sexuality is right now – no matter how old your kids are. There are age-and developmentally-appropriate conversations you can start having right now.
A parent who attended my workshop on how to talk to your children about sex said she was so glad she had talked to her son before he got older and it got more awkward. There is an optimal time to learn language, the optimal time to start intentionally communicating about sexuality is earlier rather later.
The Right Time to Start is Now
The earlier you can start conversations and get comfortable with accurate sexuality language, the easier it will be to talk to them as they get older. You can start with babies and call their sexual organs by their correct names, because you can’t get embarrassed talking to babies right? The giggling and discomfort will ease by the time they can talk.