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Should children be taught the basics about sex education at home before learning

  1. Just Ask Susan profile image91
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    Should children be taught the basics about sex education at home before learning it in school?

  2. calpol25 profile image67
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    Well most parents do teach their kids the basics, mine taught me but that was the heterosexual one smile

  3. Adamowen profile image80
    Adamowenposted 6 years ago

    Yes of course. When i was at school sex education was treated as joke and not taken seriously. Parents should provide this education as the primary source for their children.

  4. petenali profile image85
    petenaliposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely. I told my sons long before they were subjected to the "please everyone" teaching of the school system. It is the parents' responsibility. I taught them the mechanics of it and the ethics of it. I included about how to treat their wives and how sex was intended for the marriage relationship. I even showed them the duct tape analogy, where the more times a piece of duct tape is stuck to something (more sexual partners), the less sticky it gets over time (less likely for a marriage to work).

  5. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago


  6. aniruddh10 profile image60
    aniruddh10posted 6 years ago

    yes, it should be taught to them by parents. My parents never told me anything about it. that was school who took first initiative in my case and i learned a lot about it.Its parents responsibility to teach their child.

  7. Melis Ann profile image92
    Melis Annposted 6 years ago

    think about what you would feel like getting that info from school for the very first time - throwing them to the wolves!

  8. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I believe they should. However, there are problems with that idea. My mother attempted to tell me but I forgot all of it.

  9. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Sex education for the young is the topic of many heated arguments.  Here is a rational discussion on the matter with a peek back into history. read more

  10. Lady_E profile image75
    Lady_Eposted 6 years ago

    I would rather explain it to my children BUT, I don't know when. I guess if they ever raised the topic, I could start from there. That way, they could ask me as many questions as possible and we can talk about it.

  11. Lizam1 profile image81
    Lizam1posted 6 years ago

    I think it's an ongoing process.  You teach them something, they get information at school, you teach them more.  It is, in my opinion, best if sex is talked about at home as a normal part of growing up.  I also think it is better to name actual body parts rather than call them other names which can create children to become shy or awkward about asking questions about their bodies and growing up.

  12. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 6 years ago

    My daughter is home schooled but I still think it is the responsibility of the parent. Find some good age appropriate literature and have them read it. Then sit down with them and discuss it using the literature as a guide. It is easier if they have a chance to read about it before you talk. It also is good to have some diagrams.
    There is plenty of literature on the internet about it and this will give you a chance to straighten out some wild things that they get from their friends. My daughter had lots of that.
    Be honest with them when they ask questions, and watch out when they are smaller and ask where babies come from. Don't give the whole sex ed thing when they ask where babies come from. They might just want to know that they are in mommy's tummy.

  13. donnaisabella profile image79
    donnaisabellaposted 6 years ago

    It depends on what age you are talking about. Do kids get taught this in elementary, middle or high school? Kids see and hear a lot from their friends and in school while they are still quite young. I am not sure what would be the appropriate age. Sometimes parents neglect to teach their children this and when they do it is really not much to go by. I guess we ought to teach our children what they need to know and let the schools do what it can because some kids will never be taught by their parents. In any case, teachers can only teach so much, the rest has to be learned elsewhere. I am for both but I need to understand what age and what is involved. Our parents taught us at home the moment we hit puberty, our teachers taught us a little later, it worked for us.

  14. Reds Sweets profile image56
    Reds Sweetsposted 6 years ago

    Yes, parents are responsible for the education of their children. This covers EVERY aspect of learning, not just sex. Parents need to be open with their children and answer their children's questions as the arise. Of course, it is up to the parent to know what information is appropriate for their child's age and maturity level.

  15. raciniwa profile image73
    raciniwaposted 6 years ago

    Parents should be the first teacher of our children...because children are curious, and they tend to explore and the tendency is if they haven't learned anything from their parents, they might get the wrong information from the wrong people...