I have found out that a girl likes my son. I havent done the birds and the bees talk. What educational app or website would be best to watch? An easy picture book perhaps? I also need to do the talk with my daughter too especially when she gets her period.
Is there a girls gift box i could purchase to give to my daughter so shes ready for when her period comes? What do girls carry their pads/tampons in for primary school and high school?

Posted anonymously, 21st February 2018

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  • Some schools do sex education classes so your daughter may already know more than you think she does. Some schools use DVDs. Even some Catholic Schools do this. I know one girl who has a starter pack in her school bag which she also takes with her on sleepovers etc. You could put pads inside a large pencil case for her to keep in her school bag. If she has a length of time away from home she can put extra in her case. I actually had spare ones in my school satchel in a large flattish toiletry bag.
    Maybe ask the boy’s school if they have a “responsible” DVD for boys. Do you have a responsible male who can talk to your son….and make him aware of the consequences if he gets a girl pregnant. I know both male and female are responsible to use plenty of protection but not all think about it on the spur of the moment.

  • Above all else be honest. Use correct terminology so there is no confusion and be prepared to answer any questions they may have. You may be surprised with what they already know or at least suspect xx

  • Libragirl is a lovely site indeed !

  • Good question about the ‘sex education’. School had some parent/child sessions about this for us. I wonder what your school might be doing? that might help nudge things along for you and your son/daughter. For Girls you can get free stuff/samples and information about menstruation from Libra https://www.libragirl.com/ to help answer the questions they might have. Also forums for them to ask other girls their secrets!

  • Talking about sex goes gradually.
    When my kids were still little and asked questions, I never avoid them, but always answered on their level. For example when my daughter was 5 or so, she would play withe the dolls and pretend she was pregnant for a whole day and breastfeed the doll. I used these situations to talk about our bodies and how it works.
    My daughter got a gift pack with pads and tampons at the interrelate session @ primary school. Interrelate sessions are very good as well.

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