Как себя вести, если ребенок застал вас за занятием сексом?
How to talk to children about where babies come from?
What parents should know about children’s sexuality? How to react to children’s inquisitiveness? What, how and when to say, and what is better not said? And how to behave if a child saw you while you were making love? Answers to these and other questions are given by children’s and family psychologists, Natalya Prostun and Olha Kolesnykova-Chmel.
According to Olha Kolesnykova-Chmel, you should begin to discuss these topics with children before children go to kindergarten, as they will get information there but this will be a vulgar view from the streets, devoid of the warmth of feelings. “And this is important that parents tell boys they are boys, and it is natural that they have penises, And it is very important that we use scientific terminology here, not the words they write on fences. A girl should be told that it is natural that she has a vulva. If children hear this from their parents’ lips, they see it in a very natural way, as parents are an authority for a child before their teenage years. It is very important to put an accent on a family source of this information, that sexuality is love,” the psychologist emphacized.
The broadcast also featured a package by Valentyna Troyan. Her interlocutors were psychologist, fairy-tale therapist Razida Tkach, and journalist, the author of “Radio-Mama” blog, mother of three, Anastasiya Bahalika. They shared their experience of talking to children on these topics, and also emphacized that it is important to talk about this in a calm and balanced way, in order not to create fixations for children, thus avoiding future psychological problems.
A podcast by Valentyna Troyan.