How to talk to kids about sex at every stage of their development

24 November 2019 - 00:00 By Alex Patrick

SA child-rights activist and researcher Joan van Niekerk says as soon as a child asks questions about sex they should be answered accurately, but also appropriately for their age.

In general, age development can be divided into six intervals: newborns (age 0 to four weeks); infants (four weeks to one year); toddlers (12 months to 24 months); preschoolers (age two to five years); schoolgoing children (age six to 12 years) and teens (age 13 to 19)...

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