Age By Age Guide to Sex Education - Cath Hakanson
Hey Sigmund posts a wonderful summary of what kinds of things we should be talking to children about, to offer appropriate sex ed. Cath Hakanson is a nurse, educator and founder of Sex Ed Rescue, this AMAZING blog about sex ed topics. Seriously, check it out, you're going to love it.
"Sex education has (thankfully) changed since we were kids. You simply cannot do sex education with a big one-off talk (even if you think you have covered everything). Today it is about lots of small, frequent, repetitive conversations with your child," Hakanson writes.
The Hey, Sigmund article, though, is great, and you need to check out the comments, too, which have some book recommendations for kids to read. Hakanson posts a related article on her own blog about reading these books, which also is worth checking out. She's reviewed more than 200 on the topic! So many good links!
Hakanson reminds us that we'd rather our children get good information from us, instead of their peers or the internet. And, she says, talking with your kids has benefits: "You are actually influencing what your kids will one day do about sex. Kids that receive good sex education are more likely to delay having sex and when they do start, they are more likely to avoid unwanted pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infections."