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Sex Ed In Kindergarten Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
16th Mar '13

A school district in Chicago will begin teaching sex ed starting with kindergarten. What are your thoughts on this? Good? Bad? Right? Wrong?



http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/14786-chicago-public-schools-to-start-sex-education-in-kindergarten

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
16th Mar '13

Absolutely not. Way too young to be taught my anyone other than the parents.

user banned Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
16th Mar '13

I heard about this. I think it's completely irrational. Kids that age can't understand reproductive systems and that their sperm creates babies, I'd be WAY MORE worried that my kindergardener would start trying to stick his p***s in his friends if he knew that it actually did something. Smh.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
16th Mar '13

Hell no, I'd take my kid out of that school.
That's just too young, IMO. And also, it's something that should be taught by the parents, not the school, and I think each child is ready to learn about it at a different time, and the parents should be able to gauge that and inform their children themselves.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
16th Mar '13

We're very open about sex in our family. So really, whatever they're teaching in kindergarten would probably be nothing new to my kids.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
16th Mar '13

I guess I would rather teach my daughter, but that can't be said for everyone else. In which case it is a good idea.



I learned about sex when I was 4 or 5 from my cousins, and I thought I knew a lot but chances are all I knew was wrong. I thought that the average person should have daily sex once they start having it. I also found a friends mothers porno and watched it when I was like 8 and began masturbating when I was 9.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
16th Mar '13

Kindergarten is way too young IMO. I can maybe see 5th/6th but even that is young. I feel like we keep lower the age of acceptable sexuality and its only getting worse. At 13 I was playing with dolls because of how our media and such handle such thing now 13 year old girls look 16, date and even have sex cause they think "it's cool." I don't think the school systems will have the correct approach to teaching a 5yrold sex Ed & that should be left to the parents.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Loka Lokita (22):" I heard about this. I think it's completely irrational. Kids that age can't understand reproductive systems ... [snip!] ... that my kindergardener would start trying to stick his p***s in his friends if he knew that it actually did something. Smh."


In the article it says for elementary it would focus mainly on 'good touch-bad touch', I guess to avoid child molestation? So I don't think it goes into that much detail for the elementary kids.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6821 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Loka Lokita (22):" I heard about this. I think it's completely irrational. Kids that age can't understand reproductive systems ... [snip!] ... that my kindergardener would start trying to stick his p***s in his friends if he knew that it actually did something. Smh."


If you read the article it says the children under 4th grade will be learning about family, feeling and inappropriate touching. I highly doubt they'd tell a kindergartner the process of having sex.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Mar '13

hell no no until atleast 4th grade

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
16th Mar '13

Wow. I didn't read it but what exactly are they gonna talk about? That's something their parents should be answering for them if they have questions. Many kindergarteners ask about babies and gender differences but those are questions for their parents. They should be handled in the parents choice of style. If they wanted to offer a sex Ed type class (although I'm sure K age appropriate Rex Ed is not going to e the same as HS sex Ed I'm sure) then they should hold a class and invite parents and children to go at nighttime sometime. And don't call it sex Ed, call it like "understanding our bodies" or something. Lots of parents are gonna hear set Ed and spaz.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
16th Mar '13

What??!!



Some middle schools or high schools aren't even teaching sex ed anymore, why the hell would they teach kindergarteners? No way!

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Mayhem.:" Hell no, I'd take my kid out of that school. That's just too young, IMO. And also, it's something that ... [snip!] ... ready to learn about it at a different time, and the parents should be able to gauge that and inform their children themselves."

When I was 20 I had friends with kids that didn't know much about sex other than p***s in vag. I was shocked. But the point is some parents NEVER teach their kids.

Kiki's Mommy Due November 10 (girl); 1 child; Montana 3979 posts
16th Mar '13

Depends on what's being said. The article said that kindergarten would learn about feelings and inapropriate touching. I don't see a problem with that. Not every one bothers to teach kids that. It could increase the chance of molestation being reported.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting October2011:" If you read the article it says the children under 4th grade will be learning about family, feeling and inappropriate touching. I highly doubt they'd tell a kindergartner the process of having sex."


I didn't read the article. But if that's the extent of the talking they'll be doing, I guess it's fine.
It's still something I'd address with my child, but there's no harm in reinforcing it in school.