slaphappyk36 karma2020-07-25 21:51:23 UTC
It’s all about respecting other people’s varying values. Same with swearing. It’s just a word, why do people care? But some people DO care. Some people don’t want their kids hearing those words. So I just don’t swear around people whose values I’m not aware of.
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slaphappyk31 karma2020-07-25 21:54:10 UTC
Thank you for your answer! I’ve also wondered how to broach this topic.
My SO does not believe in teaching the proper words, talking about sex this young, etc. It really freaks her out. I think she has a lot of negative feelings associated with sex. :( I worry because I want to be open with this stuff (our son is 3) but it’s hard when she’s not on board.
slaphappyk4 karma2020-07-25 21:55:35 UTC
My SO does not believe in teaching the proper words, talking about sex this young, etc. It really freaks her out. I think she has a lot of negative feelings associated with sex, but if I bring it up, she simply says our son is obviously too young (he’s 3). I worry because I want to be open with this stuff, but it’s hard when she’s not on board. Do you have any advice?
slaphappyk1 karma2020-07-25 22:54:26 UTC
I disagree, but I can understand why many have that view. My wife has that view too, so it creates a problem for us specifically because we’re coming at a topic with opposite approaches. I believe the first step is teaching the right words for private parts and answering my sons questions with age appropriate terms that are honest. My wife can’t even say “the p word” (penis) under any circumstances and thinks keeping them from taboo topics is the way to go. This includes talking about drugs and alcohol, which makes me think we’ll hit this issue again when our son is older.
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