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Maybe the problem is parents not knowing how to talk to their kids. That would be worthwhile to address, I think.
As far as expressing my opinion on things to my students.... no I don't generally. We have families that don't believe in birthdays, for heaven's sake. I certainly can't tell the child she has to take a birthday pencil when it's against her religion. A large number of our families are Seventh Day Adventists who do not condone sex before marriage. They also don't condone drinking, cursing, and many other things. That's how they are raising their kids.
If I had kids, I would probably try to be open and honest with them about sex, but I wouldn't want a stranger talking to them about it. Especially not someone they run across on a random internet search. Who knows what kind of misinformation they can get? Who knows who is behind the blog?
Perhaps you need to have a "paren't permission" clause. That would take care of it.
|Date:||April 2nd, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)|| |
Perhaps parents should be monitoring what sites their kids visit on the internet, and be involved with that decision making.
If they're seeking out the information online, the teens and tweens have already declined to speak to their parents, teachers, or other available resources. I think that's part of being in between... starting to make those choices. That's what this is all about. They're already making sexual choices, aren't they?