Originally Posted by tallanvor my son would be told that looking at a naked woman is reserved for when he's married and he's looking at his wife, and that that is the only time it is appropriate. Send a private message to Fashionably Green Baby. This page last reviewed 29 September Originally Posted by tallanvor Well, my son is 8 and neither him nor any of his friends have ever been interested in it. Many kids in elementary school assume that babies are made when a man and woman lie next to each other, sleep in the same bed, hold hands, kiss, or swim together. You'll often find kids this age giggling over "dirty" jokes about sex, body parts, sexual orientation, etc. If you do react negatively in the moment, with anger or shaming, just be honest, says Noon.
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Understanding Early Sexual Development
By preschool, most kids have developed a strong sense of being a boy or girl, and continue to explore their bodies even more purposefully. Her mother agreed that it did, but seven-year-old Lena wants to check for herself. As kids mature sexually, they're often both excited and scared about growing up — especially when they notice hair growing in new places, get their periods, or start having wet dreams. Your existing password has not been changed. The other child has an 18 yo brother and I think that's where he is picking up the idea from. This is also the age where their peers and the media begin to have a bigger influence on sexual attitudes.