Someone once asked me what to do if they want to speak to some of their older children about sexual matters, but some of their younger children happen to be hanging around as well. What’s a mom of multiple kiddos to do? Delay one child’s sexual education for a better time – maybe introduce it as more… Continue reading How Do I Give ‘The Sex Talk’ Across Multiple Ages & Grades?
Do you face challenges in introducing a Christian sex education to your children? Many families may just not know how to go about the topic if they never saw it modeled in their own homes growing up. From my own experience, I’ve compiled a list of powerful sex education tips that I saw modeled from… Continue reading 5 Powerful Sex Ed Tips You May Have Never Heard Before
We recently came across this charming book, “How My Parents Learned to Eat,” as part of our cultural homeschool studies. I immediately thought of it as a great introduction to many things, including sex education! The story revolves around a Japanese schoolgirl meeting an American sailor, and the budding romance that results (from the author’s… Continue reading ‘How My Parents Learned to Eat’ (Review)
One major challenge to Christian sex education (#2 on this blog post list) involves thinking that our children aren’t ready for it yet. On one hand, I strongly believe that children should not be given more information on sex than they can handle, and I sympathize with personal struggles on knowing when – or how… Continue reading Sex Ed For Young Children: 7 Tips To Navigate Extremes
I actually saw this book, “Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids” through a local Facebook group for homeschool moms. Then I found out that someone has kindly uploaded their read-aloud of this book to YouTube…here it is! This was what I thought a fantastic introduction to warning about, and explaining the concept of,… Continue reading ‘Good Pictures Bad Pictures’ [Review]
As parents, we can see the wisdom in passing on real-life skills to our children. For example, we want them to be financially literate, socially adept, independent in running their own households, and so forth. And yes, I would imagine that we all want them to be knowledgeable about sex. The big question is: At… Continue reading When to start a Christian sex education
I was searching online for “sex education approaches” or “approaches to sex education” and was fascinated by the results: The two main approaches to adolescent sexual education in the USA are abstinence-only-until-marriage and comprehensive sexual education. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681810220133604 Did you notice the interesting word choice? Abstinence-based vs. “comprehensive” – the very word choice is making a judgement that abstinence-based approaches to… Continue reading Sex education approaches: What’s most Biblical?
I once read on Facebook from another homeschool mom who found herself having to explain the Bible story of Lot and his daughters (Genesis 19:30-38) to her elementary-age schoolgirls (they asked her what happened after Abraham rescued Lot from Sodom). Needless to say, the conversation was awkward in the extreme! What puzzled me, however, were… Continue reading What does the Bible say about sex education?