It got me to thinking about something I'd read in the Mother's Manual, a prayer book my mom gave me, which is still in print. Let me know your thoughts on if this little instruction is just right or doesn't go "far enough" in having a conversation with your children about life, sex, and babies. I apologize for the length.
It is a frequent question asked by mothers: "What should I tell my little girl (or boy) about life? When should I speak of these matters? And how should I go about it?"
Probably no one who knows much about the matter would venture to set an age specification for such information. The answer to "when" is: Whenever the child begins to show curiosity about such matters.
Little Johnny, age seven or eight, may come to mother and ask where little babies come from. The question should not surprise or alarm; it should be answered. A wise mother will take a calm interest in the question, draw her baby to her in a motherly fashion, and explain that God sends the little baby to parents. Little babies come from God.