|You should carefully think about how you are going to begin talking about sex with your child, because he may ask you questions before your ready. Once the questions do begin, you should provide explanations that are brief and to the point. If your schoolage child has not started to ask any questions, you may have to bring up the subject yourself. Use everyday situations to help bring up the subject, including a pregnancy or birth in a friend or family member, situations that come up in movies or on television, observation of a younger family members body parts, or observation of sexual behavior in pets or animals.
The first questions will probably revolve around how boys and girls body parts are different or where babies come from. You should begin with brief and straightforward explanations to the questions that he is asking. Keep your child's age and maturity level in mind when providing answers and do not overwhelm him with too much information at once. You can always ask if your explanation was enough or if he has any more questions.
Topics that you will need to discuss as he gets older include detailed explanations on intercourse, child birth, erections, wet dreams, periods, masturbation, sexually transmitted diseases, sexuality education and birth control. Remember that your child will learn about these subjects and it is up to you if you want him to learn it from you, so that you can make sure he is getting accurate information, or from other kids.