It seems that the schools are in a turmoil about what to teach your kids about all kinds of topics. Parents are also feeling confused about what their kids are learning in school. What I think is good about the turmoil is that parents are taking a much closer look at their child’s education. I think this is great!
In my particular area, sexual education, parents are surprised at how the content has changed in the last few years. The basic biology of puberty and later sexual maturity seems to have been reduced to allow for addition of new content.
So many young kids are being expected to understand complicated sexual issues without the foundation they need to make sense of it all. This means that parents will not be able to rely on the schools to teach what these kids need to know. The basic biology will need to be taught at home.
You are the best resource for your child. They trust you. They love you. They know you want the best for them. Family values can be integrated into sexual discussions if you are doing the teaching. I don’t think children need to be sheltered from the more advanced sexual topics and social issues. I just want them to have an age-appropriate experience as they learn about their own reproductive system so they can be informed and confident as they mature through puberty and into sexual maturity.
I hope I can motivate and inspire you to begin age-appropriate talks with your children now. This is my mission. On my website, there is a wealth of information there for you to prepare yourself for these special times with your children. All of the content is available and is organized by biological sex and age. You can start where your child is at today.
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