Teaching - 7-12

Teaching Your Children About Sex: What to Teach When 7-12 Years

Basic Information

  • Basics of contraception
  • Basics of reproduction, pregnancy, and childbirth
  • Masturbation is common and not associated with long term problems but should be done in private
  • Risks of sexual activity (pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases)
  • What to expect and how to cope with the changes of puberty (including menstruation and wet dreams)

Safety Information

  • Dating rules
  • How to maintain safety and personal boundaries when chatting or meeting people online
  • How to recognize and avoid risky social situations
  • Sexual abuse may or may not involve touch