Orientation and gender are not subjects beyond children’s understanding. They’re fundamental aspects of who we are. We talk about them all the time. We live in a diverse world, with all sorts of different people. I think that’s an important lesson for children to learn.
What we have a chance to do with this new curriculum is to lay a basic foundation that younger children can build on as they grow older and develop sexually. Not only is consent key to positive sexuality, it’s key to being a respectful human being. We can talk to kids about the fact that their bodies belong to them. We can help them develop awareness of how different touches make them feel, both physically and emotionally. We can tell them that if they want to jump on someone’s back or play fight or share a big hug, they need to ask. We can teach them that they need to respect the non-verbal ways people say no to no things, like pulling away or making a sad face. We can teach them that they have a right to make choices about their body and to respect that everyone else has that same right. –
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My mom gave me my first-ever book about human sexuality, and it was wonderful for three reasons: 1. Reading about sex was fun; 2. I learned some really useful things; 3. My mom had given me a pretty clear sign that she was comfortable with me learning about sex.
Sex Ed books for kids can help provide answers to their questions and prompt further discussion with parents and caregivers. As a parent, they’ve helped me develop child-friendly language so that I can talk to my own kid about sex without totally going over his head.
California recently passed legislation requiring Universities receiving State funds to use a standard of “affirmative consent” in disciplinary hearings about sexual assault. The new law has resurrected conversations about sexual permission, what it means and why it’s so important.
In my work and my writing, I often refer to the terms sex-negativity and sex-positivity. Both concepts have had tremendous influence on my life, both personally and professionally. Although I’ve tackled these topic before, I thought it would be helpful to revisit my take on these terms and define them clearly for anyone who isn’t familiar with their meaning.
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In light of recent news events and the unprecedented popularity of books like 50 Shades of Grey, kink has suddenly become a mainstream topic of conversation. Terms like BDSM are being heard on the six o’clock news and it’s not only adults who are listening. Children and teens are also picking up on this very public story. If your kids are asking questions about BDSM, you may not be sure what to tell them. here’s some information and a few tips to help you with your answers. – See more at: http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/nadine-thornhill-mummy-sex/20141029/how-to-answer-your-kids-questions-about-bdsm#sthash.mzI9QgUD.dpuf
My son is still a child, but if there’s anything I’ve learned as a parent, it’s that time flies. I’m already looking ahead to his teenage years and the issues that may crop up as he begins to mature sexually. If he wanted to have sex in our home, would I allow it?
How do we teach young children about consent when, as parents, we have a responsibility to make certain decisions for them? My son and I learned a little something about that on the first day of school.