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My kids will never step foot in a public school.
If I ever have kids I will be sending them to private schools or homeschooling because the public school system has lost its mind!!
Ah another over reaction caused by a misleading headline and preconceived notions about sex education. For those of you confused by what the law itself was recommending for “sex education” for kindergarteners. here are the main bullet points of what would have been covered.
• Each body part has a correct name and a specific function.
• A person’s genitals, reproductive organs, and genes determine whether the person is male or female.
• A boy/man has nipples, a penis, a scrotum, and testicles.
• A girl/woman has breasts, nipples, a vulva, a clitoris, a vagina, a uterus, and ovaries.
• Some sexual or reproductive organs, such as penises and vulvas, are external or on the outside of
the body while others, such as ovaries and testicles, are internal or inside the body.
• Both boys and girls have body parts that feel good when touched
• Bodies change as children grow older.
• Puberty is a time of physical and emotional change that happens as children become teenagers.
• People are able to have children only after they have reached puberty.
• Men and women have reproductive organs that enable them to have a child.
• Men and women have specific cells in their bodies (sperm cells and egg cells) that enable them to reproduce.
• Reproduction requires that a sperm and egg join.
• Vaginal intercourse – when a penis is placed inside a vagina – is the most common way for a sperm and egg to join
• Individual bodies are different sizes, shapes, and colors.
• All bodies are equally special, including those that are disabled.
• Differences make us unique.
• Good health habits, such as eating well and exercising, can improve the way a person feels about
his or her body.
• Each person can be proud of his/her body.
• Human beings can love people of the same gender and people of another gender.
• Some people are heterosexual, which means they can be attracted to and fall in love with someone
of another gender.
• Some people are homosexual, which means they can be attracted to and fall in love with someone
of the same gender.
• Homosexual men and women are also known as gay men and lesbians.
• People deserve respect regardless of who they are attracted to.
• Making fun of people by calling them gay (e.g. “homo,” “fag,” “queer”) is disrespectful and hurtful.
Relationship Life Behaviors:
Having applied the relationships subconcepts at the appropriate
age, the learner will be able to:
• Express love and intimacy in appropriate ways.
• Develop and maintain meaningful relationships.
• Avoid exploitative or manipulative relationships.
• Make informed choices about family options and relationships.
• Exhibit skills that enhance personal relationships.
• A family consists of two or more people who care for each
other in many ways.
• There are different kinds of families.
• Children may live with one or more parents or caregivers including biological parents, step-parents,
foster parents, adoptive parents, grandparents, friends, or other combinations of adults.
• All members of a family may not live in the same place.
• The makeup of individual families may change over time.
• Each member of a family has something unique to contribute.
• Families have rules to help members live together.
• Family members take care of each other.
• Many adults may help care for children.
• Family members show love for each other.
• Change in a family may make its members happy or sad.
• When a baby is born or a child is adopted into a family, some parts of life will change for family
People can have many friends or just a few.
• A person can have different types of friends.
• Friends spend time together and get to know each other.
• Friendships depend on honesty.
• Friends respect and appreciate each other.
• Friends can feel angry with each other and still be friends.
• Friends sometimes hurt each other’s feelings.
• Friends forgive each other.
• Friends share feelings with each other.
• Friends can help each other.
• Friends can be male and female.
• Friends can be younger and older.
• Love means having deep and warm feelings about oneself and others.
• People can experience different types of love.
• People express love differently to their parents, families, and friends.
• People can experience different loving relationships throughout their lives.
• Dating is when two people who are romantically attracted to each other spend their free time
• When children become teenagers, they spend more time with their friends and may begin to date.
• Some adults, including single parents, may date
It goes on to other topics including interpersonal skills and other relationships between people. The whole guideline guide is
I think that most reasonable people would agree that these topics are age appropriate and reach students long before the current model of sex education before middle school…. their peers. Which is not a good model for educating kids on sex and relationships. These guidelines are by no means perfect but they are better than the current system, which is silence.
I think that a lot of people see “Sex Education” and they immediately assume that people are going to show PORN or something to kindergartners.
I think it is reasonable to educate our youth about their bodies and what relationships (especially an breakdown of manipulative and exploitative relationships) are.
Think the way the world is today, children are learning about sex from their peers or even other available resources (SUCH AS THE INTERNET) at such a fast rate, and a much younger age.
Pretending that children won’t understand sex until they’re in middle school is to deny that children are very resourceful and capable of discovering the information they want, when they want it. We should at least try to give them correct and valuable information.
By the time I was 7 I already knew what sex was. I am turning 32 at the end of September and MY PARENTS, to this day, HAVE STILL NEVER TALKED TO ME ABOUT SEX.
They pretend that I don’t have it, even though I live with my boyfriend and sleep in the same bed. And I am very aware that they probably know (but won’t admit) that I have known and had sex for at least 10 years… but they have left it up to the rest of the world to educate me about how babies are made. My mom, has never even talked to me about getting my period or going to the gynecologist.
I think the scariest thing i have ever experienced, is when I was 27, I had a 19yr old coworker who asked me if it was ‘true’ that if a guy pulled out, she wouldn’t get pregnant….
so I have to say, yes, I believe in sex education. Because too many times in my life I have seen MANY young girls and guys who are inexperienced and not educated, get manipulated into sex or into having unprotected sex.
Give your children the right weapons to protect themselves and make good decisions!