Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Answering Questions About The Birds and The Bees (Help Wanted)

'Rella is asking questions. She's seen several TV births lately (Anna Duggar's baby boy; Pebbles and Bam Bam's twins in an animated movie; a mammoth born in another animated movie). The other day, she saw a dog that was clearly a cross between two breeds, and she asked me how you get half a dog like that.

There is a time when children develop a filter about what to talk about outside the home and what NOT to talk about, what are private conversations that each mom and dad prefer to have with their own children. 'Rella's still working on that filter.

I am caught between her level of development and the level of her questions.

And I know that more questions are on the way. In the Pebbles and Bam Bam movie, Pebbles and Bam Bam are a young married couple expecting a baby, and they comment about the child that they made. 'Rella told me that they are wrong, that GOD made that baby, "right mom?". Um, sort of, 'Rella.

Wrapping my mind around what is appropriate for her developmental level while still answering her questions is stretching me this morning.

How have you dealt with this issue and your child with developmental delays? I'd love to draw from your experience.

One friend suggested this series. I'm looking into it, now.

1 comment:

Rethink Autism said...

Hmm... an interesting question. It's tough to explain, developmental delay or not.

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