If you don’t talk to your kids about sex they will hear about it somewhere else.
When it comes to sex, there is nothing to be ashamed of but if you act as though it’s a shameful subject, your kids will think there is something wrong with their bodies.
Help your kids understand how beautiful they are and how their bodies work.
Let your kids participate in age-appropriate group discussions at school. There is no shame in that! If anything, your kids will learn what is going on in the world and see they aren’t the only ones with questions.
If you put your family and your children in a bubble, and you don’t teach them these important lessons, eventually your bubble is going to pop and they will have no idea what to do.
Personally, I think it’s pretty abusive to seclude your child. You are giving them a false sense of truth. You are teaching your child your version of the truth instead of an age-appropriate balance of the facts.
Your children deserve to hear the truth from you and to be able to communicate in their peer group settings without having to feel as though they are doing something wrong.
Do you want your children to grow up and resent you for hiding the truth from them? They are supposed to be able to trust you.
Those parents who feel sex ed classes should not be in school, shame on you! Not all kids have loving, caring, kind parents who choose to sit down to nurture, teach, and have conversations with their children.
If this can happen in school or in a safe moderated peer group discussion then I think this is wonderful.
Remember, your children are not an extension of you. They are their own human beings who deserve to be cherished and respected. Keeping them from the truth is not the answer and it’s not very loving.