The thread about when to talk about the mechanics of sex got me thinking about our 9, soon to be 10, year old son.
Ds knows the mechanics of sex largely because his (younger) sister eagerly asked questions, and then would relay the information. "Did you know that babies are made when an egg from mommy and a sperm from daddy come together?" At age 7 or so, ds asked the question of just how the sperm and egg come together. I told him.
Since that day, he hasn't asked a single question or really exhibited any interest. That however is not an indication that he's not interested, just that he's not sharing. Ds is an introvert, fairly private, and a thinker. He's getting to an age where he needs to know about puberty and the body changes that are going to happen. He doesn't show any outward signs of puberty yet. (I know because he's sorely lacking in self-care skills and I still help him wash his hair -- we're working on that skill, but because of his sensory issues, it's tough.) But I know they're coming.
We've got books on the subject (I just bought two age appropriate ones for ds), but I don't really want to do what my parents did with us, which is give us the books and then not talk about it again.
Any ideas on how to raise the subject with a child who's not raising it himself? (And should I just throw this in dh's lap and avoid it altogether? )