Sex ED in Schools...

Aponder

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I still recall that day in fifth grade when they sent all us boys into a single classroom over by the nurses office. I sat on the right hand side in the rear, near the exit. The fluorescent lighting reflected off pale ochre colored walls and everyone looked somewhat undead. There was an easel set up at the front of the room and upon this was set a large paper presentation for the instructor's use. The sound of each page being flipped over the top still echoes in my ears.

The class was more of an offshoot of biology in my opinion. The images used were sterile drawings and cross sections of the anatomical parts of the body. As stated before... there were no real boob shots.

All in all it actually put off any stirrings I may have been feeling at that particular age.

Sex education these days might be different but, I doubt it. T.V. presents sex as glamorous. The school board does not.

I do believe that schools should alert parents as to the schedule for such a class though. God knows I want to be prepared for the questions that might ensue.
 

AmyBelle

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Xero said:
I don't know why you wouldn't want to have a hand in choosing what your children will be exposed to day to day. If you don't want to be involved in your kids' every day life, then don't. I guess I'm a different kind of parent, but I think that right should be there for those who care, and those who don't care what their kids are getting exposed to don't have to bother.
Being exposed to what? Knowing about whats happening to their body? Its not like the teachers are going to sit in the classroom and put a porn movie on and go "Look children, learn".

Of course im going to talk to my girls myself, but sitting in a classroom, with their friends, all learning the same thing has its own benefits, it gets rid of alot of the silly crap some parents tell their kids, who tell their friends, who tell their siblings, who tell their friends, because now they all know the truth. Maybe working as a pediatric nurse gave me a different view on this, I swear, if I had a dollar for every time a pre-teen patient asked me something completely off the wall about their body, and I was left stunned and asked "Where did you get that idea from?" and they replied "Mum told me" or "My best friends mum told her" man, id be able to buy a lovely house.

I want my girls to be exposed to as much as possible, I want them to grow up with street smarts, not just book smarts, I dont want to be the mother of the sheltered kids who make ridiculous mistakes later in life because mummy wouldnt let go and let them learn on their own.
 

Xero

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Don't know why I have to repeat myself so many times with some people. But obviously you're not getting my point, everyone is still arguing with me for some reason about whether or not kids should have sex ed instead of whether or not we should know about it or be asked permission which is the only thing I said so I really don't care what you're saying. I'm not even going to respond to anything you said because it's all so off the wall. You people are arguing with yourselves. So have fun, because I'm done with this topic since everyone is just trying to fight when there's nothing to fight about. Oh no, I care what my children are doing when I'm not with them, someone call children services. Good god.

I'm out, I'm not replying to another post in this thread so don't bother. I'm unsubscribing.
 

AmyBelle

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Xero, im sorry, but have you ever considered that maybe your not articulating yourself properly? Form reading what youve written in the past posts on this thread I came to the conclusion that you were against sex ed in schools, and that you wanted to be informed of it to withdraw your son from the classes.
If thats not what you meant, then sorry, but thats not what I got from it, and obviously I wasnt the only one.
 

Xero

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I've never had any problems articulating myself but I'm glad you found a way to turn this around on me. I don't know if you noticed, but Dadu asked us to drop this. You should consider doing so, instead of egging me on.
 

AmyBelle

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Hold up, I was replying to someting you said to me, this isnt a personal attack, im simply stating that I interpreted your posts to mean xyz, and if that isnt what you meant, then I clearly wasnt the only one who missed that mark.
 

Xero

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My very first post.

Xero said:
Well yes, but I'd like them to send a paper home asking me if I'd like my son to participate or not. Basically I'd like to be asked permission first. I'd probably say no to be honest because I feel I can educate him far better and moreso at the most appropriate time than his school. I only want it there because some parents would rather they learned from school and some parents just don't care enough, and it should be there to educate kids that just don't get enough from their parents. They pass permission slips out at the schools here. I'd like that, I'd be good with it. I might or might not let Eli go, depending. I can't say now.
 

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I say this in the spirit of conciliation as this thread seems to have gotten way more angry than an internet forum with stangers ever should & others who want to participate in this debate should not have to read a ciber fight.
Xero, I can’t speak for anyone else here who disagrees with you but I don’t think anybody meant it to get personal. In a topic in a debate forum, I assume people will disagree some times strongly and this is OK because it is a debate or a discussion. I am not sorry for taking a position that sex ed should be compulsory like any other subject but I am sorry that I have offended you and provoked clear anger. Please be aware that having a differing position from you and arguing it vigorusly is not a personal attack.
 

Xero

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Well I apologize as well, but I think our views on this are more alike than you realize. I think sex ed should exist for all the same reasons you do, I just would like to know what the set up of the class would be before it happened and a permission slip so I'm all prepared and I agree with their timing. Simple as that, and that's all I said so I'm not sure why I got attacked by people disagreeing so strongly with something I found to be quite reasonable, and that's why I got angry. I apologize, because I think we both somehow misunderstood each other.
 

meow_173

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jayman said:
However, it is definitely in the best interest of everyone - school, teacher, child, parent, society- to give the parents a heads-up. If you knew two months prior that sex ed was coming up, wouldn't you try to prepare your child? And if not, wouldn't you prepare yourself for the dinner conversation the day of that class?
See thats the thing, we DID get a heads up. We had descriptions of ALL of our classes.

<I>Didn't everyone elses school have descriptions of the class and a class syllabus?? We got these the 1st day of classes.</I>:wacko:
 

meow_173

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Sorry that last part was not directed soley at you Jay.....



<I>Didn't everyone elses school have descriptions of the class and a class syllabus?? We got these the 1st day of classes</I>