Quoting khigh:" Like my DD, she will learn about BC from ME, but know that my preference is for her to be in a long ... [snip!] ... too lazy to teach their child about sex. Don't grade my daughter on something I don't want taught to her by the school system."
Just because a parent allows their child to participate in a sex-ed class does not make them lazy and it certainly doesn't mean they don't/wont discuss the issue at home with them as well.
Quoting khigh:" As long as I would be able to opt out for DD, whatever. I don't care that other parents want the school ... [snip!] ... school to raise their children for them, but don't tell my daughter anything about sex ed. That's a parent's responsibility."
It says that you can opt out or even let them be there for certain areas of the class.
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" It says that you can opt out or even let them be there for certain areas of the class."
The first response I did was in reply to someone who says they want it required and graded.
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" Why not? There are lubes out there that have sperm killing agents. And also friction can cause cuts, thus a higher chance of picking up an STD. "
Wasn't thinking about those...I did post again about this.
Quoting khigh:" Hindu men do not sleep around. Sex is a sacrament and is supposed to be for procreation, not recreation."
Maybe not all of them. & many other men do. That is so silly.
Quoting khigh:" I would just want the ability to opt out. No grades and no requirements."
This program has an opt out. Which is why I have a hard time understanding the logic of the parents trying to get this program taken out of the schools when there are obviously parents that want their children to participate in the class.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:</b>" Because there are parents out there that are NOT being proactive and playing that role in their child's ... [snip!] ... they need to know what it entails BEFORE the situation arises. You can't expect your children to adopt all of your morals. "</blockquote>
I don't really agree with teenagers not being secretive if you are open with them. I had a very open relationship with my father and step mother, I still kept plenty of secrets. I just felt like I was an adult and didn't need to talk about it even though the door was wide open. Some people are just naturally more private even as teenagers. Also there's a sort of thrill in doing something your parents don't know about, sorta like the "I DO IT, dont need help" phase 2 year olds go through only with acne and raging hormones, lol
Quoting khigh:" She will learn about it from me. Her parent. The one responsible for her upbringing. Not by a school ... [snip!] ... be going on any unchaperoned dates until she is 16. It's a tenet of my religion. Unchaperoned females with males is a no no."
Ok and that is awesome that you are going to explain that to her but what about the kid who's parent's are to ashamed of sex to tell them about it? How do they learn?
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" Ok and that is awesome that you are going to explain that to her but what about the kid who's parent's are to ashamed of sex to tell them about it? How do they learn? "
I never got a sex talk. I got a period talk, when my mom was drunk :lol:
My sex ed happened in grade 5, then again in grade 7, then again in grade 9. I don't see an issue with what they're teaching those kids. People need to get off of they're high horses. You can easily opt out of this program.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:</b>" So you don't think it's good that schools are covering the kids who's parents aren't going to talk to them?"</blockquote>
Topics such as this should be taught by parents.
I would teach morality, along with sexual education. I cannot count on the school system to do that. I believe they need to be taught together, but I realize not everybody thinks like me.
I'm okay with the opt in/out thing, because it would never be forced on my child, then.
Quoting 3 little monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:</b>" Because there are parents out there that ... [snip!] ... don't know about, sorta like the "I DO IT, dont need help" phase 2 year olds go through only with acne and raging hormones, lol"
It does help to be open with them. My best friend even gave her daughter the option to come to me if they decided they wanted to have sex and needed b/c. Luckily they went to her (after they had sex one time but at least they went to her) and she took them straight to the ob/gyn. It is still hard for some kids so I definitely think giving them someone else to go to is a good idea.