Bodies aren't taboo.
Of course it's up to you how comfortable you feel talking to your child about bodily functions.
My view is that bodies shouldn't be taboo, and that we should be able to talk about our bodily functions to remove any shame around these topics. I want my children to be able to come and talk to me about whatever is going on for them without feeling that anything is shameful.
Here's how I talk about periods. It's not a lesson - like I'm not sitting my toddler down to walk him through mentrustation and why it happens - it's a more natural conversation that comes up as he becomes more inquisitive or if he wanders into the bathroom and it's that time of the month.
I speak for A LOT of people when I say that a lot of our education we received about our own bodies was POOR. Nobody talked to us about our luteal phase or what we can expect of our hormones and bodies at that time - it was just "here's how a tampon works" - AND it was just the girls that heard about it.
No wonder so many men are freaked out about the whole thing.
Let's normalise body chat. Let's have kids who don't feel ashamed. Let's raise men who aren't disgusted by the idea of a person bleeding.
Share your funny stories of things your kids have said about bodies :)
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