Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It's often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak. And so, on this Valentine's Day we ask: Should educators and parents be talking about love more with the teens and pre-teens in their lives? Could they do more to help students navigate some of the more bewildering emotions of adolescence? For answers, we turn to Phyllis Fagell. She is a school counselor in Washington, D.
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Very few programs exist to teach young people with autism about sex and sexuality , and because people with autism are often unaware of social cues and peer expectations, clear, direct education is often critical. Says Dr. Sometimes parents think it's safer if they take their child into the bathroom with them, but the challenge with that is that the person most likely to cause abuse is someone the child knows, not someone the child doesn't know. And if you don't teach your child to close and lock the door in a public bathroom, he's too open to abuse. Unlike most youngsters, teens on the autism spectrum are unlikely to learn about sexual norms from peers or even from teachers.
Sex Education For Teenagers – Everything You Need To Know
Some Australian public schools have recently caught flak for teaching sex ed to secondary school students using a text called "Teen Sex By the Book. I don't know about you, but I don't really think that we can call something teaching those sorts of lessons "sex ed," because, well The book is allowed to be taught in public schools through a program called the Special Religious Education SRE curriculum. Well, for starters, there are little gems like this:. But, as fun is it is to just blame this particular subset of Australians for being crazy all those koalas will do that to you , we are far from immune from horrific sex ed here in America.
But — with apologies to those who might have been sitting within earshot in the local diner that afternoon — sex is part of life, Ms. Miller writes in a guest post today, and she was going to make darn sure her daughter was prepared and protected. Miller learned, but you can make sure you keep talking to them.