Why Sex Education Determines What Type Of Person Your Child Will Grow Up To Be!
By Brian Lomas
Being a Father to 2 boys, which are 13 and 10, I had always been a
little bit nervous about telling my eldest boy about the facts of
life. But once he got to high school and started asking questions, I
knew I had probably left it too late. As he was growing up, the
innocent questions tended to be skimmed around, as we always thought
he was too young to know. But was he?
Sex education for children is important and needs to start with
those innocent questions. Maybe not with much detail when they are 5
or 6, but certainly being truthful. As parents it is our
responsibility to help our children to develop into well adjusted
men and women. Here are some other reasons to properly and timely
educate your child about sex:
Sex education helps a child to wholesomely accept each part of their
body and each phase of their growth. It enables them to discuss
physical development without shame and embarrassment.
Sex education helps a child to understand and be satisfied with
their role in life. Boys grow to be men and fathers. Girls grow to
be ladies and mothers.
Sex education erases unhealthy curiosity. It takes away the mystery.
Children who understand the facts and who know that their parents
will truthfully discuss their questions have no cause for worry or
concern. They tend to not be attracted to dirty stories and
pornographic material. They immediately identify what is right and
what is wrong.
Sex education does not keep children from wanting to know, but it
does eliminate the need for secretive investigations and unfortunate
Wholesome information guards against serious complexes and
maladjustments later on in life. It encourages a child to develop
normal attitudes. Childhood misinterpretations and fears carry over
into adulthood and often produce twisted, abnormal patterns in later
Sex education helps a person spiritually. It clears their mind of
distracting sex questions. It fosters a deep respect for human
Sex education builds a child's confidence in their parents. If
mothers and fathers are honest and helpful regarding matters of sex,
children learn to also trust and confide in them about many other
Sex education given at home in dignity and authority tends to
overcome and nullify the unwholesome information that reaches boys
and girls from outside sources.
Sex education makes human reproduction clear and wholesome. A child
should feel that having children is right. They need to know, as
shown in Genesis 1:24, that God planned for each living creature to
bring forth after its kind.
Sex education provides a child with sound knowledge and good
attitudes which pave the way for them to happily accept new brothers
and sisters. New family members are not considered 'mysterious
Sex education, while making a child proud of their own sex, will
help them appreciate the attributes and capacities of the opposite
Sex education removes many sources of fear. It assures a person of
their own capabilities and normalcy.
Sex education strengthens a person's self-confidence. It helps him
feel comfortable and well poised around others. This is true
regardless of a person's age.
Sex education enables a young person reaching adulthood to make
sound, mature decisions about girlfriends, boyfriends and marriage.
Sex education lays the groundwork that helps to build a solid
marriage. Young people who enter marriage with mature, wholesome
attitudes and understanding are beginning on a sound premise.
Sex education prepares a child to later become a parent who can, in
turn, comfortably teach their own children. Most parents who find it
difficult to discuss sex matters with their children tend to be
raised in homes where there was little or no proper sex education.
So, is too much information dangerous?
No I don't believe so, I believe that lack of knowledge will lead to
experimentation, as the 'thrill' of the unknown will be greater.
Brian Lomas is a father of 2 boys and has always strived to create the best family unit he could possibly create. He has realized that most parents want the same for their families and he has created an amazingly good resource on sex education for children.
Have a look at http://www.info-gal.com/telling_children_about_sex.html