Our expert says:
Sometimes kids get a kick out of shocking their parents, and once a word or phrase is identified as a hot button, they may use it annoyingly often. I wonder whether his repeated use of the phrase relates to however his parents / the adults reacted to it when he first mentioned it ?
Anyhow, its highly unlikely there has been any damage, as such encounters are enormously less damaging than many adults suppose.
But maybe your very discretion at home may not actually have helped. In my experience, kids are much fascinated by the forbidden, and much less bothered about things that are accepted mater-of-factly at home.
Sex education happens, whether you like it or not - if it isn;t done by you, starting early and building progressively, it WILL be done by other kids, and in a smutty and inaccurate way.
Search online for some good books to help parents teach kids about sex in an age-appropriate way, and there are some excellent ones available.
Start talking calmly and sensibly with the children about sex and also the broader issues like what one does responsibly when one is curious about something ( they will come and ask you, if they trust you to be accurate, honest, non-judgemental, and not to scold them for raising embarrassing topics ) ; how to deal with peer pressures, and how the kids at school who seem to know it all have often got it right, and are not generally worth listening to.
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