The answer depends on the age of the child and how the form of the question is ...
For example, when a child asks where the children come from? we can tell him that the child grew from an egg in the mother's womb, pointed to the mother's stomach and came out of a special place. This place can be named in accordance with the special label taught by parents to children when he asks about this body part. There is no need to explain how this is done in detail because very young children cannot understand this concept.
The answer to the child's question directly will be satisfying, even if you give him a little information at the same time, it will make you use the information he wants, rather than looking for and using other sources, which might give him wrong information and can change his thinking about this. Topics throughout his life.
I would day, that's a great question sweety.
Male and female are different . I promise to explain it best for you when you are older.
If a kid try to know what sex is from me, I would tell the kid that " sex is an intimate relation between adults that can handle the consequences of engaging in sex." I would tell the kid that sex is solely for adult because it has consequences. I would tell the kids the consequences of sex, the disadvantages of engaging in sex too early and why it's necessary that one waist for the right time that he/she is ready to handle all the challenges of sex before engaging in it.
I have an eight-year-old and though I would like to think that I wouldn't get these questions for at least another seven years, it's probably an unrealistic expectation given the toxic cultural environment our kids live in.
Even the most vigilant parent cannot avoid the probability that their child will be exposed to terms and images many of us never saw or thought about until we were well into our high school years.
For one, not all parents are vigilant. Your child is bound to interact with those kids at some point. Moreover, things that were once safe, like say, the 5 o'clock news, now commonly reference once taboo subjects like oral sex or are sponsored by products like Viagra. Frankly, I think every child should have the right to enter adolescence without knowing about erectile dysfunction.
I'm a firm believer that our sexualized culture and the disturbing trend toward an accelerated adolescence are hurting girls (and boys). Sadly, too many kids are being robbed of their childhood and innocence by this phenomenon.
What's a parent to do? The truth is I don't know what I would have said to that eight year old. But I want to start preparing for that and other questions I know are coming sooner, rather than later. I intend to buy the book, but I also want to collect as many stories and anecdotes I can from other people on what they did and said when their child approached them with a difficult question about sex.
We may not be able to stop the cultural trends, but in the very least, we owe it to our children to try to be as informed and prepared as possible to handle their questions.
My kid or your kid? It makes a huge difference whose kid and the age they are. If it were one of my younger children I would tell them sex is how the man plants his seed in the woman to grow and then carry on with whatever conversation we were having... If it was your kid I am going to lob that moral obligation back to you and suggest the child ask their mother or father about it.