Sex education for children is an essential topic, no matter their sex, age, and background. Knowledge of sex, their own body, and how people function will come in more than useful. It will make them capable, thoughtful, and careful.
How Is Sex Education Important to Children?
Studies show that we should never extinguish the desire for knowledge. However, if your kids ask you about difficult topics, you will answer them in an age-appropriate way, omitting a few details. When it comes to sex, you shouldn’t leave them out. Of course, use appropriate language, but do not lie.
No, Santa doesn’t bring them as a gift. Young ones need facts, and we mean the egg cell, sperm, and everything else. This way, you will not only teach the child, but you will help them gain the confidence to talk to you about sex-related issues in the future.
Remember that knowledge is power. In this case, it will contribute to self-confidence. It will also protect your children from potential sexually transmitted diseases, as well as sexual predators. And if you ask: “When is the time to talk?” Well, when the interest arises.
Sex Education Makes Children Sexually Mature
Sex and sexuality are healthy parts of life. Kids have the right to know that. They should not be ashamed even when they feel pleasure for the first time touching their genitals, nor when they get a real desire for something more. For many parents, this is a difficult topic — a topic they most often avoid.
But there is good news: it makes children mature. You give answers to them, and they’ll come to you for more information every time. Also, when they know the details, they know what’s allowed and what is not. They won’t immediately want sex if they have information about it. Instead, they will be more open to talking about sex.
Do you know how important it is to talk about it with a partner? It’s of huge importance! It is important that they know their limits and what does not suit them when the time comes. They must know how to protect themselves in every way, and they must enjoy life.
Children Will Be Knowledgeable About Basic Anatomy
Sugarcoating is for parents and children who are afraid. People with a lack of education can’t be straightforward. They will not talk about the genitals explicitly in public. So many times in front of the doctor’s office, we hear parents and children mispronouncing the names of their genitals. At the same time, they are ashamed of them!
It’s okay for your children to know where babies come from and the name of that wonderful place. Certainly, sugarcoating destroys self-confidence and turns sex into shame. That’s not the life you want for them. You surely want your kids to be happy.
It’s time for parents to become parents, not scared little people. Get out of the box, don’t do to your children what they did to you. Today we have the opportunity to get information, attend webinars on various topics and talk about everything. You are not alone.
Sex Education Raises HIV and STD Awareness to Children
Sex-ed leads to a reduction in teenage pregnancies and abortions. But, it also leads to decreasing rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV among the youth.
The use of protection and the types of protection must be an obligation in sex education classes in every school. Let’s not hide the facts. Again, this is not something that parents and children should be ashamed of. How did you get that child you love so much?
If you do not know how to do “the talk” or the school does not offer classes like this, make sure your kid receives education on the topic elsewhere. You can also talk to a close relative with whom your child gets along well. It is up to you to find a way because it is your responsibility.
Enhances Social and Sexual Responsibility
To protect your children, whether female or male, you should know that not all parents will educate their children about sex. See, people won’t expect a girl to bring condoms on a date. That’s something they expect from boys. So, if you avoid these topics, your daughter might experience the shame of teenage pregnancy one day if she lacks knowledge.
The parents have to protect their children and teach them how to behave towards themselves and others. A child should learn from an early age how to value others. Also, you must explain to your child the consequences that can occur if, in certain situations, they behave irresponsibly.
No one is obliged to please the other, either sexually or in some other way. No one is obliged to do everything others demand of them. So, you need to indicate how to proceed in both cases, on whichever side your kid stands.
Raise your children for a healthy sexual relationship in adulthood. No time is too early for that. Help them build self-confidence with dry facts, but also by respecting your child’s wishes and problems. Be there for them, whatever it is. Be open and gentle, without condemnation.
Sex Education Helps Children Protect Themselves Independently
And of course, in the end, we want to raise independent children who choose to do good deeds. And if they accidentally choose the bad side, they know how to accept the mistake and work on correcting it. That is not easy to achieve, but it is not impossible either.
We want to show our kids how to be respectful to their body. But we also want to teach them how to respect other people and their boundaries. We want to teach them how to protect themselves against sexual abuse too. To sum up, we want our kids to have a healthy worldview and understanding of sex-related stuff. That is why teaching sex education to children matters.
Sex education is one of the things to introduce as early as possible, while the children are still young. Talk about the body and allow the child to explore theirs without hesitation or shame. Also, note that these are private things they should keep to themsleves.
After the first interest in terms and even deeper things arise, feed them information. And in their teenage years, talk about protection and everything that goes with it. Be supportive, and your child will grow up happy, loved, and will not get into too much trouble.