On a quick Target run this afternoon I was a bit surprised when my daughter asked if she could take home the “Bull” Farm Animal, a departure from her usual princess stuff, but I welcomed the change. As my daughter explored her new toy she asked “mom, what’s this?!”. I stopped to examine it’s very realistic body parts and matter of factly said “Oh, that’s his scrotum” , she looked a bit perplexed as she thought it was a breast. We had a quick chat about the difference between breasts and scrotums in the toy department at Target and moved on. A few mom’s in ear shot of our conversation seemed to have a hard time with our conversation as I received a few stares and concerned looks. I could have said “balls” or “private parts” or just ignored her question and hoped that some day someone will teach her the correct word. But here’s the thing…..teaching our kids anatomically correct terms for body parts isn’t just about education it’s about safety, sexual health and self-confidence.