my ten year old keeps asking me about sanitary napkins

@geeta151 (312)
India
February 23, 2007 1:27am CST
how do i tackle him he is very curious about things like puberty,etc how do i explain him things.he is also undergoing many physical changes .how do i talk to him about them.when is the right time to do so?
9 responses
• Australia
23 Feb 07
I would answer him honestly, but i would only offer up info that he's asking about otherwise you may confuse him. I would tell him to come and ask you quietly if he has any other questions. Also there a books that you should be able to get at your local library that deal with puberty, one that we have here thats excellent is called " Where did i come from ". Your local library should be able to supply you with all the info you need but always be honest and to the point. Thats the best i can offer as it is what i did with all 3 of my kids goodluck.
@Erratic (724)
• Australia
1 Jun 08
The right time is when he asks. Give as short a response as possible and don't ask if he understands or ask if he wants more detail. He will take in your HONEST answer and everything will be fine. I once has my young fellow ask :What's a lesbian"? My reply was "You know how girls love guys? Lesbians are girls who love other girls". And I left it at that.
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
well, when i was 10 years old.. my mom told me about those stuffs because children needs to know everything about maturity stuffs so when they are already teenagers they already know what is right from wrong. your son has the right to know, explain now because i know that your son is intelligent. intelligent chiildren act like that and want to know many things here in the whole world. give him the right explanation.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Feb 07
When A kid comes up witht he questions that is the time to talk about it on the napkins tell him it a girl thing that they have to use when they become young ladies at 10 they have probably heard alot in school but it needs to come form you and all the facts about what ever question he comes up with
@leese29 (341)
• United States
23 Feb 07
If he is asking questions then it is the right time. Be honest and just explain it to him. You don't have to get to graphic with details. Keep it simple at first.
• United States
23 Feb 07
when a kid asks any thing you always be honest and answer it to the best abililty that you caneven if its not the answer the kids wants to hear you always be honest. if you dont they will ask someone else and get the truth from someone any way till they are satisfied with the answer
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
23 Feb 07
In my opinion and experience it really is best to talk to the kids honestly and openly...If you dodge his questions he may start to get the wrong impression of things as well as get uncomfortable about coming to you in the future about important topics etc but if you are open and honest not only will his curiousity be handled but he'll knwo that he can come to you without you flipping out, getting weird, him being embarrased etc....Beleive me you are definately goin to want him to feel comfortable coming to you over the next couple of yrs because him approaching puberty etc....I'm very open with my kids and they both have and do come to me with some very intense questions at times but I expect it..I remember hitting puberty and how frustrating, emotional and confusing it can be...Unfortunately i have both kids going through it at the same time LOL since my daughter is almost 12 and my son is 13.5....
• Australia
23 Feb 07
i would tell him the truth. i thin kif you dont he mitght tell some girls wat they are and they will get confused. just be calm and casual as if its not a big deal...goodluck
• India
23 Feb 07
you did posted your baby is boy or girl, if ur having boy then u can say clear his doubts in a jovial manner or if ur not interested just change the topic on to the other matters. if it is girl they u can discuss all those things once she reaches her puberty, according to me that is the right time for a girl to know every thing from her mother not from others