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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Presumably she also noticed that she had an elbow as well but I'm assuming that she knew what it was called long ago? Again, I'm speaking from my personal experience and then making examples given posts on here. You can disagree with me but you can't really tell me I didn't have the experience that I had, or that I'm not pointing out commonalities that are here on this thread in black and white.
    You can use your experience yes, and so can I. Not all Christians wait until their child is an adult before talking to them about sex. Does it happen? I'm sure, is it an absolute that all Christians will do that or that the reason they would is that they are Christian? No.

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    I never said that ANY christians wait until their children are adults, so I have no idea what you are talking about. Perhaps you should re read my actual words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I agree! When I think about a girl hitting puberty without knowing about how her body works it just breaks my heart. I think that it is awful to not equip our children with knowledge of their own bodies from an early age. Christianitys obsession with hoarding sex knowledge is probably a huge contributor in why rates of porn addiction and abortion are so high in the Christian community.

    I do think some Christians hoard sexual knowledge, but I do not believe that is specific to christians in general.

    We are not keeping our children out of sex ed because we want to hoard the knowledge, we keep them out because we want them to have correct knowledge. We made this decision when they were in public school and stuck with it when we switched them to private. I do not want them to think sex is dirty, or that sex with just anyone is okay. We are trying to teach our children sex within healthy boundaries is awesome, a total gift from God. Our fear (and especially my husbands) is that they will hear or sense something very different from teachers.
    It has been proven time and time again that man warps what the bible says to fit their own needs, I do not think sex education is immune this. I also know that sex education in public schools makes it seem like sex is a very casual thing, we dont want our kids to think that. I have no idea at this point when my children will choose to have sex, but when they do I do hope and pray they are at least in a committed long term relationship. I also hope we have been open enough for them to feel comfortable talking to either me, or one of the adults that are in their lives that have the same outlook on sex that we do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Maybe. Growing up in a conservative Christian school though I do disagree with you based on my personal experience. And the stats dont lie on both the abortion and the porn thing. And I was replying to someone's comment about their Christian school. And you and RIvergallery (I believe?) are both religious and both Christian and talk specifically about being extremely concerned about other people talking to your children about sex and you both homeschool. So, I don't know......there is perhaps a trend that you just don't want to see? Didn't you just say that you told your 5 year old for the first time that she has a vagina?
    Oh Potter Potter Potter.. the outer part isn't even called a vagina, it is a vulva, clitoris, and labia the vagina is on the inside. My boys have always know the correct terms for their body parts.. of course I don't want the schools teaching my kids. what is new about that?
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    Oh and even with teaching our kids about anatomy my 5 year old just learned the name for vagina. We called it that when our oldest was born, then my niece called it a toodee, it just stuck with all our kids. I know I have told Mia the name of it before, but a couple weeks ago she asked again and when I told her she thought it was hilarious.
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    My boys were actually MORE informed than their ps counterparts about the truth about their bodies women's bodies and sex. I think it is different for each family and each child. Just like some children read at 4 and others at 10. I definitely didn't keep information for them... oh and go read Song of Solomon if you think Christians are Prude , we just think sex should remain inside a marital relationship .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    Oh and even with teaching our kids about anatomy my 5 year old just learned the name for vagina. We called it that when our oldest was born, then my niece called it a toodee, it just stuck with all our kids. I know I have told Mia the name of it before, but a couple weeks ago she asked again and when I told her she thought it was hilarious.
    My daughter thinks it is hilarious too! And honestly she just learned the proper name for it not too long ago, and we are not Christian at all! I was also raised in a non religious household where sex, and sex organs where not talked about AT ALL! When I was 11 my mom and I had 'the talk' about getting my period, but there was never any discussion about sex with either of my parents. I am actually still pretty uncomfortable with using the proper words myself which is why my kids dont really know them. We call them girl parts and boy parts, and they keep calling a penis a peanut cause they cant remember the proper name

    I dont think this is an exclusively Christian phenomenon to keep your kids in the dark on these things. But it is something that I want to do differently then my parents, so I try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Oh Potter Potter Potter.. the outer part isn't even called a vagina, it is a vulva, clitoris, and labia the vagina is on the inside. My boys have always know the correct terms for their body parts.. of course I don't want the schools teaching my kids. what is new about that?
    Do your kiddos refer to their leg as femur, tibia, fibula, patella? Or they only know the correct terms when it comes to the reproductive organs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Oh Potter Potter Potter.. the outer part isn't even called a vagina, it is a vulva, clitoris, and labia the vagina is on the inside. My boys have always know the correct terms for their body parts.. of course I don't want the schools teaching my kids. what is new about that?

    Oh Rivergallery, Rivergallery! My children aren't even school age yet, penis and vagina work just fine. Like Deniz wondered, are you that thorough on every body part? I don't think that pulling apart my daughters (or my) outsides and insides to be medically 100% accurate has merit for my children.

    Nothing is new about that. Im pointing out a trend of who is extremely concerned about coveting this sexual knowledge and who thinks that all information must only come from them. I noticed it amongst my friends growing up as well.
    Last edited by Potter75; 03-04-2013 at 08:41 AM.

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    Oops DP, sorry.
    Last edited by Potter75; 03-04-2013 at 08:41 AM.

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