Cast Your Vote:
- Oh heck no! My child would be pulled out of that school -- Votes: 49
- Great idea! I'm all for it! -- Votes: 18
- Other/Depends -.Explain please -- Votes: 4
It depends on the extent of the sex ed. At that age, I think that "these are your parts, this is what they're called, and they should be kept private" is a very appropriate conversation to have.
Quoting Jenna+1:" Kindergarten is way too young IMO. I can maybe see 5th/6th but even that is young. I feel like we keep ... [snip!] ... don't think the school systems will have the correct approach to teaching a 5yrold sex Ed & that should be left to the parents."
I had 9 year old friends having sex and my ex lost his virginity at 9. How he even got it up I don't know, but it IS happening before 5th grade and during.
Let kids be kids, I do not get the rush.
Oh. When I heard about this on the radio, they said they would be teaching reproductive systems and how sex works. I had a sex ed class in 5th grade that just covered menstruation and puberty. But in 7th grade we had another sex class that covered std's and sexual intercourse. I feel like 6th grade is appropriate for all of that...
Quoting lolajessup:" Wow. I didn't read it but what exactly are they gonna talk about? That's something their parents should ... [snip!] ... 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."
I just skimmed through it, I heard about this on HLN a few weeks ago and just realized it would be a great topic for D&D, lol. The gist of it that I understand is for elementary would be mainly about good touch and bad touch, something like that, and junior high would be mainly about puberty, and then in HS it says it gets more 'intimate', which, I guess would be where more specific details come in.
Quoting Kiki's Mommy:" Depends on what's being said. The article said that kindergarten would learn about feeling and inapropriate ... [snip!] ... see a problem woth that. Not every one bothers to teach kids that. It could increase thr chance of molestation being reported."
i agree. If it could save those children being molested to realize what being done to them is wrong, i think its great. Of course its the parents job first to teach their kids these things, some dont however, and sadly there are kids out there being molested all through their childhood.
"In its announcement, the CPS explained that in the earliest grades students
Honestly, I feel like I want to be the one to teach my child about sex, not the school district. And that goes for any age (excluding high school). Kindergarten is too young for children to understand. Even if it does focus on "good touch/bad touch", that's a conversation that should be between myself and my child, not the school district. They don't have the resources to be certain that the child fully understands what they are learning.
I am sure anything they teach will be developmentally appropriate. When I was in kindergarten we had a "behind the bathing suit" lesson where we learned about our body parts. Pull your kids out of school? really? :roll:
Quoting Loka Lokita (22):" Oh. When I heard about this on the radio, they said they would be teaching reproductive systems and how ... [snip!] ... we had another sex class that covered std's and sexual intercourse. I feel like 6th grade is appropriate for all of that..."
I will agree with that if they are talking about actual sex it would or could increase the incidence of early sex, but the article says it is basic stuff.
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" Honestly, I feel like I want to be the one to teach my child about sex, not the school district. And ... [snip!] ... not the school district. They don't have the resources to be certain that the child fully understands what they are learning. "
If you are such an involved parent then YOU can be sure that your child understands by asking questions. It's not that difficult.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Loka Lokita (22):</b>" Oh. When I heard about this on the radio, they said they would be teaching reproductive systems and how ... [snip!] ... we had another sex class that covered std's and sexual intercourse. I feel like 6th grade is appropriate for all of that..."</blockquote>
That's exactly how our school was. In 5th the boys went in one room and the girls in another and we talked about puberty. Since puberty is hitting earlier I'd be ok talking about that earlier. I already talk to my kindergartener slightly about puberty in an age appropriate way. In 7th we did talk about sex which I think is very appropriate. There were kids in my school having sex in 5-6th. But my mom teaches 6th and not all kids are ready for that talk. She said some still play with stuffed animals and some are drinking and having sex. I don't think 6th is appropriate to expose some kids to sex especially since some are still so innocent whit ruin them just yet. Let them have that last little bit of innocence left :) but puberty is more than appropriate at a younger age.
Also, they are making this mandatory for the school district. As in, you can't opt your kid out of it. I think this is wrong... IMO it should definitely be up to the parents if they want to teach it themselves or if they want to allow the school to help teach this. I can't understand why they made this mandatory for every child.
For those that agree with it being taught, do you also agree with it being mandatory?
From what in read, I'm fine with that. I'm not one to shelter my children. They already know that girls have a vagina and breasts and boys have a penis and nipples. They also know good touch/bad touch, so they wouldn't be learning anything new, just reinforcing what they know
Quoting Captain Obvious:" If you are such an involved parent then YOU can be sure that your child understands by asking questions. It's not that difficult."
Why let someone else teach my kid about something and ask questions later when I could just have the conversation myself and be 100 percent sure of the content?? I don't think it's a big deal that they would offer it, I would just opt out of the course.