Originally Posted by velochic
When she's ready to know, she will naturally become curious about it and I will make sure she has all the information that is AGE APPROPRIATE. By the time she is ready to have sex, she will have all of the information she needs. At 7.5, she neither wants, nor does she need to understand the mechanics of sex.
Why would we question if this particular child is ready? Yours might not have asked questions yet, but this particular child might very well be.
I wasn't looking forward to my own dd bringing up sex, at age 5 she only knew about sperm and egg, but never asked me how the sperm meets the egg. About a year ago she asked me more questions, and it feeling good did come up because she looked scared and asked why would anybody do that.
Now I never asked my Mom anything about sex. My Mom was very open when ever I asked questions about anything, but for what ever reason I never wondered where babies came from. I was near 11 when I asked my Mom. Seems crazy to me now that it took me that long to be curious, but as the youngest child I guess I never had a reason to wonder.
My dd attends a private christian school, so I told her that I trusted her that she would keep this information to herself for now. That talking about sex is a conversation between a child and their parent, not their friends.
She has come home from school several times telling me that "so and so talked about sex", both times the kid asked dd if she knew what it was, and she replied yes, they said "no you don't" and dd said you need to talk to your mom about this. Or maybe dd and the other child talked about what sex is, and this is just what she told me. Either way, kids are curious, and information gets around. It's natural to talk about it IMO.