As soon as possible. The most important thing is to deal with the situation with frankness and without drama. Children, regardless their age, can discriminate the differences, and questions arise as soon as they develop a speech. We should never dodge their questions, they need to understand what is going on to adapt quickly and naturally, they need to understand why they are as different as worthy.
What is the best age to tell our child that he or she has specific needs?
By Neus Ferrando Gilabert B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 10/24/2010
Neus Ferrando Gilabert
Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Valencia (UV). Postgraduate Course in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH). Experience managing Embryology and Andrology Labs at Centro Médico Manzanera (Logroño, Spain).