Sex, love and relationships topics can come up at unexpected times with kids. Our line-up of experts explain how to keep your cool during situations that catch you off-guard…

AGE 2 TO 5

“Can I have this?”
Your 3-year-old comes out of the bathroom wanting to play with a tampon
“Why does Jake have 2 mummies?”
Your 4-year-old starts noticing other families 
“How did the baby get in your tummy?”
Your 5-year-old is going to have a new sibling

AGE 6 TO 10

“What’s this?”
Your 6-year-old finds your vibrator and wants to know what it does
“Do you and Daddy have sex?”
Your 6-year-old asks a personal question out of curiosity
“What are they doing?”
Your 8-year-old sees a pop-up ad for porn on the computer 

AGE 11 TO 16+

“Does sex hurt?”
Your 11-year-old comes home from their first sex ed class at school
“Go away!”
You walk in on your 14-year-old in the middle of masturbating
“None of your business!“
You see that someone has sexted your 15-year-old



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