My little rock stars

Memoirs of my mommyhood

Approaching adolesence

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Well, I started posting @mycity4kids. I felt it has more well knit community for Indian parents. Link to my post from there.

 

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Author: MoRS

Memoirs of my mommyhood

7 thoughts on “Approaching adolesence

  1. Egg and sperm at 8 years old? I need to up my birds and bees game 🙂

    • 🙂 We had that talk almost 2 years ago when he was just 6. I even blogged about it.
      https://mylittlerockstar.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/padhaku-bachche-ke-side-effects/

      • Oh yeah! I remember reading that post. I guess kids who are older siblings will, unless the younger one is adopted, figure out automatically that babies come from a mom’s tummy. And then it becomes a natural progression to explain how the baby gets there in the first place. It’s the kids who never encounter pregnant women that makes it hard.

        Similarly with breastfeeding, right? It was the most natural thing in the world to see growing up. So kids know that women’s bodies are different from men’s for a reason. Suddenly, I can’t see breastfeeding moms anywhere. How will kids know what breasts are (functionally) for? They will only see them paraded in item songs.

        I still remember when I was younger there was some sort of cultural program on. One lady happily sang a song from her seat while nursing her baby. No one gave it a second thought. With our need for feeding rooms we’ve started hushing up what was earlier normal. Maybe because saris are so much more convenient for breastfeeding than our western attire but still, I now regret not being more open about it. What do you think?

        • Yeah breastfeeding beneath your sari pallu was a pretty common sight 20 years back. I liked to have my privacy too when breastfeeding, but Venky was so little that he would just hang around jumping all over the room during the bf sessions of miss T 🙂 You are right about older siblings getting to know biology faster 🙂 esp. if the younger sibling is of opposite gender. My deliveries were normal so Venky knew that baby came out from “below”. I overheard him correcting Tunmun who was under the impression that she burst out of my tummy 🙂

  2. You are a cool mommy! you know that, right?
    I am dreading the talk with MsA..I know I need to have it sooner rather than later..:O

    • Ha ha ☺ It’s not that difficult Trish. You just have to state facts and keep a straight face 😉 Thanks for commenting Trish esp when I have been hibernating. Need to catch up on your blog too!☺

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