A few years ago, I wrote a post about "Willy and Down Part OR Penis and Vagina?" where I touched on the importance of teaching our children the correct and right naming for their body parts (better still, to talk and teach them yourself rather than leaving this task for others to do). Some commentators were saying that my then 4 years old boy is too young to be knowing this and being taught about this. To be honest, I was shocked to read comments like these... thank God for the many commentators who supported and agreed on this approach.
Now fast forward 2 years on from that post, I just want to share an article that I came across with. It was shared by a teacher who asked her/his 9th grade students to anonymously submit sex questions. The teacher shared some of the questions posed throughout 3 years.
For your convenience, I have copied some of the excerpts from the article here:
I think it is good for the teacher to do this to test the knowledge level of her/his students. Doing this anonymously will remove the shyness in some students in approaching topics like this and yet still allow the teacher and/or parents to be aware and do something proactive in educating their students/children about it.
On another hand, it's quite worrisome to read some of the questions raised, maybe it's just me but there are some questions which I myself after reading it, am still wondering what it meant and how do they know such things? Well, it just goes to show that children no matter what age they are of, can easily come across information like this and it is only right that we as the parents especially, to be concerned and make sure our children is getting the correct information and knowing the right and wrong choices to make.
Do share your thoughts on this!
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