CLASSROOM lessons about sex and relationships should be a routine part of the education of children as young as five so they can deal with todayÔÇÖs ÔÇťincreasingly sexualised societyÔÇŁ, according to a government-commissioned report.
The unpublished study recommends an overhaul in the provision of sex education, which it concludes is currently ÔÇśunfair, confused and damaging to pupilsÔÇÖ health and developmentÔÇÖ.
Compiled by the governmentÔÇÖs independent advisory groups on teenage pregnancy and sexual health, the report proposes that ministers make personal, social and health education (PSHE) a statutory subject in all primary and secondary schools in England and Wales.
The sex and relationship education element of the subject would include much more in-depth discussion about sexual activity than the factual reproductive biology that pupils currently focus on in science lessons....
Ernie, right on, also: a good listen is a new show from yesterday at this site
Child Abusers - Protecting Your Children
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonsspeaker&sermonID=12505151333 by :Kevin Swanson:elder & pastor of Reformation Church
Thousands of parents discover too late that their children have been abused by a coach, a babysitter, a teacher, or a youth group leader. This HIGHLY practical program will give you some tidbits of wisdom to minimize such occurrence.
Who should you trust, and how much verification must you require? Don't trust your kids to people who are not accountable. Don't trust your kids to people you don't KNOW! Don't trust your kids to people who don't listen to God and can't hear God.
Satan wants to corrupt the minds and bodies of the children. That is why alternate lifestyle is also being taught to so that they will accept this as acceptable behavior. Then the parents our shocked when their children rebel and are out of control.
When the youth become fully corrupted, you can put a fork in the USA, because we will be all done!
Children wonder where babies come from. They wonder what they looked like when they were still growing inside their mother's womb. And they wonder why some people say its okay to kill pre-born babies, while others say it is wrong. This sensitively written book with its 85 full-size pages of warm, colorful illustrations allows mom and dad to deal with important reproductive questions while communicating the awesome love of the Creator to children ages 8-12. Assists parents in teaching their children that life begins at conception and dispels some of the myths used by abortionists. In an entertaining, dialog style, former evolutionary professor Dr. Gary Parker and his family are humorously drawn throughout the book. This excellent work communicates God's plan for reproduction through dialog and illustrations, and reveals beyond any doubt that human life is the result of God's plan, not the result of evolution!
I've used this with kids as young as 6 (for pictures)
Many of the problems of modern society are the result of urbanization, which insularizes everyone from the realities of life.
Oftentimes a child in the city is unable to satisfy his natural curiosities except by consulting with equally-ignorant playmates. This particularly is the case when his parents view sex as a embarrassing or "dirty" subject. The same is true concerning numerous other matters, including death.
A child ought be brought up on a farm, where he can see it all, first-hand.
In closing: I strongly believe that if my parents had known to explain to me from the time I could talk, about the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching. Then I think I would have felt safe to come to them, tell them what was wrong, and they could have kept me from further harm and scars that have lasted a life time. Telling the child that another person shouldn't touch within where a bathing suit would cover, and come to mommy or daddy if it happens, is a discrete way to help a child understand, without going into details.
The Holy Spirit's leading is essential! God's Word is essential! The right teaching for the right age and of course God's perfect timing.
I think the title of the article is bias and vilifies what the content actually is. "Sex lessons", sounds sick! This inference is not congruent with the content, wich actually talks about educating children "without" teaching them about the actual act. Society by example is teaching our children about sex every day, so may God give us wisdom in helping our Children to have the right holy teaching concerning intimate relations.
Two of my family members had pre-marital relations, the one was apparently taught the rhythm method at their Protestant Church. The subject of sex education is a very delicate matter, with no across the board answers.
The Law and The Prophets has many teachings concerning appropriate and inaproppriate sexual conduct. The tough question is, knowing the right time and age to introduce this information to a child. Trust The LORD with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct Your path.
I knew a man who was a Minister's son. He told me how a boy at school would get him to hide on the school grounds, then get him to self stimulate with him.
As a child younger than five, I had cousins who were being sexual abused. They in turn sexually abused me, I had no idea that I could go to my parents for help. I think I was told the same thing that was being told them, "If I told, I would get in trouble".
Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
I believe that children need a certain amount of education, that they may be able to know what is right and wrong. There are those who stray from the womb, our children need to know they can trust us as parents to come to us with any problem.
My Grandmother was brought up Roman Catholic, as was my Grandfather. They thought that children were only conceived during the menstrual cycle. They had thirteen children and my Grandmother had three abortions. My Grandfather kept beating my Grandmother, he thought she was cheating, because he thought children were only conceived during a woman's menstrual cycle. He also kept getting angry with her for having girls. My mother was sore afraid when she had her first cycle, because she didn't know what it was.
Christian book stores have age appropriate books for sex education, I think they are helpful for creating a dialogue between you and your child. I do think that children, from the earliest age possible; should be taught about appropriate and inappropriate touching. Many sexual predators will threaten children; that if they tell someone that they won't be believed, that they will get in trouble, or that the predator will hurt their mommy or daddy. Children will often think that it is their fault, they need to know that steps can be made to protect them. Most often it is a family member or a family friend who ends up molesting a child. I met a young woman who was molested by a man in her Church for two years, from the age twelve to fourteen. She is an adult now and has never told her parents, because she believes the man is repentant. I have talked to many women and some men who were sexually abused as children. I believe if so many children are sexually abused, then proper education needs to be delicately taught to children: That they may know that it is not their fault and steps will be taken to protect them.
May God give us wisdom in keeping our children safe!
Matt 18v6 "But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were profitable for him that a great millstone had been hanged upon his neck and he be sunk in the depths of the sea."