…he doesn’t really know what that is.
He acts like he knows but really his kindergarten friends are his only source of knowledge.
When your kid tells everyone that he is a n00b, he doesn’t think it’s an insult. He just believes that he is new to a lot of different stuff.
When your son says that he knows what “sex” is, you don’t need to panic ..too much. His understanding involves lots of kissing and living together, which isn’t too bad of a definition.
The boy has brought many interesting slang and stuff into his daily vernacular since he has started school. Much of the verbiage has been associated with new friends. Some came from video games. Some came from watching TV. Since we have always been in the mind frame of explaining certain words, he has been given a mini-speech with every new discovery. Our definitions have been either a short and sweet version of what it is or the true full-blown meaning including examples. Our house, our rules.
Words are like learning stereotypes. The conversation can sculpt our kids’ minds for life. If we foster those stereotypes, so will our children.
Today, his innocence plays a role in how he absorbs our information over what we learns from his peers. We hear “Soandso told me all about sex” and we don’t automatically think that Soandso’s parents are porn stars. Even if they are, they aren’t in charge of telling our son the truth. We are.
If you’ve ever had a moment where your child came home talking about “his swagger” and it freaked you out a bit, take my advice.
You control this. You got this.
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