What Parents Should Teach To Children About Sex at an Early Age

Asalam Alaykum everyone, I am sharing some parenting tips related to sex that I found on a Facebook page. To me they are very interesting  especially in a world where child sexual abuse is increasing. On the other hand while some parents might think that a child is too young to be taught these kind of tips I retort that “NO HE/SHE is not too young”.

Let me give you an example and sorry for that: when I or my husband get out of the bathroom, our son always points at our private parts and he is only 17 months old. Another example is I have a sister who when she was 1 or 2 years old she pointed at my brother’s private parts ( he was 4 or 5 years old at that time) when he was bathing. So having these situations in my mind I am all the more convinced that indeed we must teach our children at an early age what is right or not about sex.


1. Warn your Girl Child Never to sit on anyone’s laps no matter the situation including uncles.

2. Avoid Getting Dressed in front of your child once he/she is 2 years old. Learn to excuse them or yourself.

3. Never allow any adult refer to your child as ‘my wife’ or ‘my husband’

4. Whenever your child goes out to play with friends make sure you look for a way to find out what kind of play they do, because young people now sexually abuse themselves.

5. Never force your child to visit any adult he or she is not comfortable with and also be observant if your child becomes too fond of a particular adult.

6. Once a very lively child suddenly becomes withdrawn you may need to patiently ask lots of questions from your child.

7. Carefully educate your grown ups about the right values of sex . If you don’t, the society will teach them the wrong values.

8: It is always advisable you go through any new Material like cartoons you just bought for them before they start seeing it themselves.

9. Ensure you activate parental controls on your cable networks and advice your friends especially those your child(ren) visit(s) often.

10. Teach your 3 year olds how to wash their private parts properly and warn them never to allow anyone touch those areas and that includes you (remember, charity begins from home and with you).

11: Blacklist some materials/associates you think could threaten the sanity of your child (this includes music, movies and even friends and families).

12. Let your child(ren) understand the value of standing out of the crowd.

13: Once your child complains about a particular person, don’t keep quiet about it. Take up the case and show them you can defend them.



5 thoughts on “What Parents Should Teach To Children About Sex at an Early Age

  1. That is really beautiful share, We Must atleast tell our children at young age what is wrong or right, Even Quran gives us the same lesson, When i was very lil kid my mom would tell me the stories of Prophet, and i remember she shared me the story of Yousaf A.S she skipped out the zulaikha part where she tries to seduce him and he recites a Dua. when i grew up read quran recently i found out what my mom dad there thinking it is not good for me, but i think if she could have told me back then what is wrong what is right it could have save me from lot of things.

    • You are right dear we should not be ashamed at parents to talk about such topics to children. In fact, we should deal with the matter but in a manner that children will understand. I mean we should not talk about this subject as we would do with adults.

      • exactly like Quran warns us about homosexuality , tell us the story of prophet Loth, A kid wont know this untill he start reading Quran on his own with the translation, such topics will never be discussed in Jumma khutba, or normal talks and if an average person studies quran its only for the memorization or tajweed but focus never given on translation.

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