What will you teach your kid????

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: What will you call It
    Penis/vagina : (33 votes)
    89 %
    Something else(willy; wee wee; peach ect) : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree with you and plan to do the same. My 16-month old (who is still nursing) says “breast” and “breastmilk” instead of a made-up kiddie term. Personally I prefer this philosophy but no judgment toward those who don’t.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Kids will appreciate that you don’t sugar coat things and speak to them like adults, particularly when it’s regarding their curiosities. For this reason, even my stepson feels more comfortable with asking me questions about his curiosities than he does asking other adults in his life, even questions that are typically embarrassing. I make sure to talk to my SO about questions his son asks so I’m not taking away any parental moments, but my stepson pretty much considers me all-knowing now 😉

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My kids will definitely use learn the correct anotomic terms.

    As an aside, many people use the term vagina when they really mean vulva. The vagina is the inner canal. The vulva the outside. So what you see is the vulva. Just a person pet peeve. Not that you were using it incorrectly, I just think of that every time someone uses the term vagina.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

    I learned all the actual words for everything when I was a kid and that’s what I plan on teaching them.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee

    I taught my son penis and vagina. I know this is something no parent wants to think about but if someone was acting inappropriately towards or around him I wanted him to be able to tell anyone exactly what was going on. If someone else’s child said that someone touched their peach I would not have any idea. Someone touched my penis is very clear. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    ment.to.be2013:  damarajade:  So, so much of the yes. 

    There should be no shame taught in using real words for body parts, plus, as Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.:  brought up, often the terms used instead are just plain confusing. 

    My grandmother raised me initially, and I was taught the words for penis and vagina. I was raised without shame for having female genitalia, and without a sense of shame for others having different genitalia – I was taught everyone has a body, and everyone’s different, but everyone still has mostly the same parts, and that’s okay. I also had very little embarrassment later when I first got my period, or if I had some girly question about bras, or things like that with my grandma. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.:  I agree fully with what you are saying.

    I want my 4 year old to be able to correctly know what things are called and if there is an incident in school or anywhere, I want her to be able to correctly say what happened. So many people have different nicknames for body parts that it can make it dificult to know what exactly they mean, I would like there to be no question or confusion about it.

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