In my opinion, Children should learn about their sexuality from the beginning. This leaves no room for confusion and no reason to be embarassed to ask questions if they should arise.
I see so many people (parents) in my area that push the sexual talk aside when it comes to their children.
Some of my parents' friends come to visit and bring their younger children. If a child comes up to his/her parent and asks a question, the parent smiles to my mother or father and makes up some elementary exuse that makes absolutely no sense at all.
The only thing I can say to that is c'mon!
I think it is the parent's duty to teach their child about their body. Yea, children would definitely benefit by having sex eduaction in school, but it is an issue that parents need to pay more attention to rather than teachers.
For those parents who are very blunt with their children and don't use pet names for specific parts or make up some fantasy story . . *High Five!*
Sex education shouldn't be so difficult. It really bothers me that many teens, (including myself when I was younger) are clueless about sex, idenity, orientation, their body, etc.
My mother avoids any questions regardng sex or anything like from my brother. She doesn't feel she should have to give the answers and pawns it on my dad, who throws the discussion aside.
They get so embarrassed when I give my brothers those answers and think I am a vulgar person because I do so.
Heck, they've even yelled at my ,soon to be 17 years old, brother (and me a few times) for having condoms in his drawer. I'd be proud that my son was practicing safe sex rather than angry and throw them away!
I hate that people make such a big deal about sexual knowledge.
As a parent, when/if the time comes in my life, I am going to be honest from the beginning. I don't want my children to be embarrassed or think they are going to get into trouble for asking about sex. But, I guess that is a separate issue. Sorry for rambling.
I think it's nice that schools offer sexual education, even though much of it is misleading, but I think parents need to take more responsibility and action in sex education.
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"Should sex Education be taught in Schools or by Parents?"
Honestly? This whole back and forth of parents and schools trying to smear off the responsibility on each other like a booger is annoying.
"You do it! It's your kid!"
"No, you do it! You're supposed to be teaching her, aren't you?"
BOTH parties should be having an active role in teaching a young person about sex and sexuality. Both are heavy influences, authority figures, and time consumers, so it only makes sense that both of them should be open and interactive with the knowledge.
Life skills, people...
But then, I could have this same rant as to who should teach a young one how to balance a check book. Pff.
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