Recently sexual education has become a very hot topic among many parents, teachers and school officials. But do you feel that parents should have a say as too when their children are taught about sexual education in school? And do you feel that they should have a say in the curriculum that is taught? Well this article will take a look at both sides of the topic and compare them.
First of all the person who should introduce sexual education to your child is you. No one else has that right. It is up to you as the parent to make sure that when your child is of school age you begin taking the time to explain small things to them. Even at a young age they should understand that no one is to touch any of their personal areas. They should also be aware of the fact that they should not touch anyone else’s personal area.
It would also be a good idea to explain to them the difference between girls and boys. You may think that your child is way too young to understand this but children at any age are like sponges and will quickly absorb any information that you teach them. The key to helping them retain this information is repetition. In order for any child to fully understand you will have to explain it to them over and over again until they do understand. This may seem like a lot of work, but it really is the only way to prepare your child for what they will be learning in school.
Some parents feel differently, they think that there is nothing wrong with them learning sexual education for the first time at school. It may be because some parents are too embarrassed to talk about sex with their children. But as a parent it really is your responsibility to overcome this fear. It would also mean that you could of course buy some books to help you explain things to them.
But the one thing that you will not want to do is give them a book about sex and let them figure the rest out from that. There is really nothing wrong with sharing your experiences with your child. Of course you will not want to get to into detail with them, but depending on their age you can use your judgment to determine what you want to teach them.
As you have probably already figured out parents do have a say in what there children are taught, because they should be teaching them first. Remember your child will remember what you have taught them, and what they learn at school. Then if there are any conflicts between the two they will be able to decide themselves what is right and what is wrong, based on what you have taught them.
The bottom line is that your child needs to understand that regardless of what they may learn at school they are to follow the direction that you have given them. Remember some children are raised in various religious backgrounds and different beliefs. So there opinions are certain things that may be taught in sexual education class may vary. It is up to you the parent to make sure your beliefs are instilled in your child’s heart before they start school.