Chicago Passes Sex-Ed for Kindergartners - ABC News
What do you think, Sex Ed in Kindergarten?
Nope period.. Another reason I will homeschool till it becomes illegal.
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03
I could get behind this if it is done at an age appropriate level. Kids are getting the information anyways, so I think it is good to be totally up front about it and make sure they are getting accurate information. My kindergartener came home from school the other day and informed me that babies come out of the vagina (which she knew from me) and that there was sperm involved All the girls in her class also have 'boyfriends' and there seems to be a lot of chasing and kissing going on. I think it is important for them to learn boundries as well.
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
I think that its great! From the brief description of the age/grade breakouts I think that it sounds very age appropriate. I was one of those lucky late puberty kids, not even getting my first period till I was 15, so all this 4th grade puberty stuff is crazy to me ~ but with so many overweight kids and all the gross hormones we get from our milk and whatnot it seems that kids are hitting puberty earlier and earlier so I think that the earlier start is good and important.
I don't understand the desire to shelter ones kids from reality, like anatomy and stuff. I believe all people (and children are people) deserve to have an understanding of how their bodies work. Its natural and healthy, not some super special dirty shameful secret.
I am fine with us....most other 1st world countries have a similar program and start at age 5 and have no where near the rate of teen pregnancy that we do. I speak to my girls on age appropriate topics and al yays have answ
ered their questions. We do out kids a disservice by not doing this.
Then teach them. And know that the school is also reinforcing what you have taught them. To be against that or to have a huge set of rules about who can ever talk to your children about their own bodies/anatomy etc. is very clearly sheltering or being super controlling/overprotective to me.
Did you read the article you are debating about?
Under the new policy, the youngest students – the kindergartners — will learn the basics about anatomy, reproduction, healthy relationships and personal safety. Through the third grade, the sex-ed lessons will focus on the family, feelings and appropriate and inappropriate touching. In the fourth grade, students will start learning about puberty, and HIV. Discussions will emphasize that the virus cannot be transmitted through everyday contact such as shaking hands or sharing food.
From the fifth through the 12th grade, the emphasis will be on reproduction, the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and other sexually-transmitted diseases, bullying and contraception, including abstinence.