There are lots of things that parents, teachers, siblings, and others have to teach little kiddos. From their ABCs to the names of people, places, and things, young kids rely on those around them to learn everything from the basics to the more advanced life skills. One of the things that parents have to teach their kids is the name for each part of their body. Although some parents choose to use alternative names for some body parts (which is fully their right to do so), there are some valid reasons why you shouldn't use euphemisms for "vagina" or penis when talking to your kids.
There are many terms that parents use to refer to any and all body parts. And, again, it's fully their right to do so. And in some situations it's OK. After all, using kneecap over patella really isn't that big of a deal. Many pediatricians and other experts, however, believe that it can be positive for kids to learn the anatomical terms for their "private parts" in particular. If you're thinking about whether or not to use correct names for genitalia when talking to your kids when they get older, consider these three reasons why you should.