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It's a vagina not a cheeseburger!

20 July 2014, 09:13Robyn van der Merwe

Abuja - When your children reach an age where they start referring to their body parts, it can get a little tricky if you're not comfortable with using the words penis or vagina.

Yes, no-one enjoys having to talk about their private bits but at the end of the day, it's just a body part. Elbows, lips, knees, breasts - All body parts.

When a mom recently asked for some advice on the matter from our Facebook community, this what they had to say on the matter.

Protecting your child

I have to advocate Annelie Laas who commented saying, "From the perspective of legal Practitioners and police: it is imperative to teach your child the correct biological term for genitalia. Why? If he or she should ever be sexually assaulted it is important for a child to correctly identify body parts. 'Flower' is not the same as 'vagina'. This is to help your child - there is nothing wrong with calling a spade a spade if it could potentially help in future."

It's a sad reality but sexual abuse a danger children need to be protected from. No matter how uncomfortable certain words may make you feel.

- Parent24

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