When is the right time to talk to my child about pregnancy?
There is no magic age or time to talk about pregnancy with your child.
Conversations around sex, pregnancy, birth control, and other related topics should be ongoing throughout a child’s lifespan as they grow and develop.
Use natural opportunities to make the conversation happen, such as a TV show or movie that reference birth control, pregnancy, sex, relationships, or child bearing. Pop culture events, songs, and daily life events are also great natural opportunities.
Don’t miss any opportunity your child presents directly by asking. If you are not ready, tell them you want to think about it but make sure you get back to them soon.
Take these opportunities to discuss your hopes for their future, expectations and values.