ABOUT THIS UNIT
1) Children have a right to their innocence and are not equipped to carry the burden of adult sexuality.
2) Children are not activist; they should not be burdened with, trained or required to “save the world or “advocate” for your cause/ideology.
3) Sexual Risk Avoidance should be the hallmark of any healthy sex ed program.
1) Work together as a family to create a collage showcasing some great things about being an adult and some great things about being a child.
2) Play the dictionary game where players have to guess the right definition amongst other made up definitions of obscure vocabulary words. Discuss the importance of truth and trust.
Short daily resources for discussing Homefront topics with your children.
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NOTE: This unit is different from the other units. As we feel “Parents Teach Sex Best,” this unit is an attempt to create dialogue and opportunities for parents to do just that. As a result, there will be some days that do not have a family resource. On those days, we hope the parent resource and resource question will give you ideas. Then, considering your children’s ages and their readiness for these conversations, YOU can lead an effective conversation with your children. Use these resources to prepare and arm them with tools to better understand this subject and know how to navigate what school, friends or society throw at them. We want them to see YOU as the expert and someone they can go to for answers. We know you will do a great job! Afterall, we’ve got your back, and you’ve got this!
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Resource 1: It's Not About One Big Moment
It’s not about one big moment; it’s about recognizing the oppportunity, answering all questions as you feel the child is ready and being honest and open.
Ideas and Introduction
Do you have any questions about your body, marriage, families, or babies?
Resource 2: Sexuality is a Good Thing
Resource 3: Understanding Human Development
Understanding pregnancy and anatomy are critical to the development of healthy sexuality for children.
Pregnancy and Anatomy
Why do you think men’s and women’s bodies different from one another?
Resource 4: Understanding and respecting our bodies
Discussing Chastity and Puberty.
Chastity and Puberty
Why do you think it’s important for your parents to teach you about sexuality?
Resource 5: Teach Abstinence
Resource 6: Teach and prevent, rather than repair and regret
The new sex ed curriculum teaches there are no boundaries needed and introduces too much information.
10 things parents need to know about the new sex ed.
Ambulance Down in the Valley
What decisions can you make now that will protect you, like the fence at the top of the cliff?
Resource 7: Parents teach the moral values
When parents teach their children about sex, they also teach their children what values to emulate.
Corrie Ten Boom
Talk to Mom and Dad
Are there things your teacher(s) have taught or friends have discussed that you felt uncomfortable with – regarding sexuality or otherwise?
Resource 8: Choosing to Wait
Resource 9: Who Should Teach Sexual Topics?
Resource 10: Central to Sex Education
Love, faithfulness, admiration, veneration, and reverence are central to sex education.
Comprehensive Sex Education undermines students’ moral development
Some people are teaching the wrong ‘ingredients’ as part of a happy life. What are the best ingredients for intimacy?
Role Play #1
Role Play #1
Someone says, “You don’t like Sex Education because it goes against your religious beliefs and your beliefs should stay inside your church! You probably think sex is a bad thing, too; and that’s the exact reason we need it.”
Talking Point: Comprehnsive Sex Education (CSE) promotes disrespect for parents and religious and cultural values. It also seeks to give sexual counseling, information or services to minors without parental consent.
Role Play #2
Role Play #2
A friend says, “If kids are going to have sex anyway, they might as well be taught how to do it safely. That’s why Comprehenssive Sex Education, or CSE, is so important in schools.”
Talking Point: The Ridiculousness of Teaching “Safe Sex”: – We don’t teach children how to safely play with fire to avoid serious burns; we teach them fire-playing abstinence. – We don’t have texting while driving safety instruction for new young drivers; we teach them texting while driving abstinence.
Review some additional Homefront Project articles/videos from the CSE unit.
- What did you learn?
- What do you want to do differently?
- What were you surprised by?
- With whom do you want to share what you learned?
Which was your favorite resource or video?
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Resources to help you discuss with friends and family.
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