While sitting at my desk, I noticed my wife entering my office. She shoved a piece of paper in my face and said, "We need to make a decision about this."
I grabbed the paper and read it. It was a permission slip to allow my 12 year old daughter to attend a sex education class at her middle school. Topics included: Stages of a relationship, STDs, male/female anatomy, puberty, and others that would make parents cringe.
Many of the parents in our school district did more than cringe when they received this paperwork. There was a loud outcry from parents who were upset that these things were being taught in school. They felt as if the topics were too grown-up for 7th graders to handle. I felt the same way until I started thinking of myself as a seventh-grader.
Our locker room talk was filled with sex. So was our lunch room talk. Our hallway talk and our school bus talk. A few of the guys actually knew what they were talking about, but most of us shared misinformation andRead More »from Should Kids Learn About the Birds and the Bees in School?