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No Turning Back - Sex Ed.

Tomorrow is the day. I remember Sex Education in 7th grade when I was growing up. Now, for my oldest, the class begins in 5th grade. *heavy sigh*

Of course I've been talking with her about the body and how it works for years. I was brought up with a mother that was fantastic about being available for any and all questions. It was really up to me and my comfort level.

Now, after reading the letter that came home from school, tomorrow is the day that the 5th grade class begins their F.L.A.S.H. program, "Family Life and Sexual Health". For me there was no fancy program, it was just Sex Ed. That was it. Let the giggling commence!

I want to go back to preschool!!! I want to be Parent Helper #1 and bring the juice! (Or was it 'Crackers'? I could never remember what I was supposed to bring so I just brought one of everything).

I talked with my daughter about the class last night and she asked "Are they going to talk about private parts?" 'Yep', I said, "They're going to talk about all the private parts." "I bet I'm going to hear some great jokes at recess then!" Oh Honey, I bet you are.

Oh, well... time to grow up.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh I had to laugh at this... I teach sex ed (I still call it that!) and it's always a fun class!

    I actually teach adults more than kids but enjoy both groups.

    Can't wait for tomorrow's post!!! ;)

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  2. And so it begins. My daughter is 20, and it continues....

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  3. We handle things a lot like you do around here. I'm sure the class is going to be really interesting. Can't wait to read the post you write after her class. lol

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  4. Jokes at recess! Ha. My daughter didn't care for these classes, she felt that I had shared enough with her...she didn't feel like she learned anything new. The problem is that there are some parents who don't talk to their kids.

    They do keep growing!!

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  5. Oh no! I am not ready for that yet. I bought some books "just in case." I am not ready to let go of the innocence yet!

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  6. Gosh, these things start earlier and earlier, don't they? Sigh.

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  7. I'm right there with you. My daughter has the same thing coming up and she's only in 4th grade. Ewww, Ick.

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  8. Oh, no. Mind torture for a parent. But then security from all things "sexual" is all an illusion anyway.
    Better to know the real, helpful, positive truths at a young, but reasonable, age. ~Mary

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  9. Oh joy!! What fun was that!! My 8th grader already went thru it and I am dreading it with my Jojo.... I am a VERY open mom so it was an easy talk with Ky but Jocelyn is so different that I just dont look forward to it!! UGHHH

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  10. i'm so glad that we have a son and hubby will have to do all the sex talks... my mother decided to tell me about sex right before i went to prom with my (older) boyfriend... she did it with a blanket over her head she was so embarrassed

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  11. You have to blog about this after you get your daughter's thoughts. I bet you'll get some great quotes!

    I have a 1st grader, one in preschool, and another not yet in preschool. The preschool questions are by far the worst. Most recently I got, "Why do we have to get buried in the ground when we die?"

    I think I'll field private part questions over body decomposition anytime!

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  12. Oh wow...this is what I have to look forward to....my eldest will be jumping into public school and then sex ed next year....I don't know about him but I'M not ready!! lol....oh boy.

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  13. OH BOY! Can't wait to hear the details (almost said juicy, but this isn't the place/time...)! My sweet innocent daughter is in 2nd grade, but I know the questions could start any time!

    I don't know which talk will be more uncomfortable for me, the sex talk or the Santa talk....

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  15. Ah yes, my son has been having SE lessons too. Disturbing in a way, but necessary especially for those ones who won't talk to their parents.

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  16. Hey, there's a great book that I gave Mikayla when she was in... 4th grade, I think. It's called The Care and Keeping of Me. You should check it out!
    Can't wait to hear about her "sex ed" discussion!

    Justine :o )

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  17. Yikes! I can't wait to see today's post about how the class went.

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  18. I do have that book. It's really a good one.

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  19. I remember that day last year for Tara. She said she didn't learn anything she didn't already know from me. I am very open with her... my mom was old school, and told me NOTHING. I want Tara to be able to come to me with anything. We have some interesting conversations. Funniest related story... we went to see 17 Again, and there was a scene where they were in sex ed class, and a basket of condoms was being passed around. I didn't think anything of it... Tara went to the girls room and while she was there see texted me.. "Where those condoms in that basket??" I just about spit my ice tea across the theater! I guess it was easier to say it in text than face to face!

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  20. PS - I left a little something for you on my blog of the award variety - I hope you like it! :)

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  21. It starts so early now! I think it was 7th grade for me too...My friend who is a fourth grade teacher said they are starting it in her class next year! Yikes!

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  22. puberty starts for girls between the ages of 8 & 10. i had the talk w my girls at each age since they turned 8. i think it's better that they start earlier than back in the days where we got the 'period' film in 4th grade and sex ed about 3 years later. there are girls out there who are 12 and getting pregnant. since the cycle can start for a girl as early as 9, i think it's important to address the facts. i also keep an open door policy. no subject is taboo and i always try to answer w an age appropriate response. my oldest daughter is 12 and just got her first cycle last month...now THAT was an ordeal. no matter how much she and i prepared for it, we were NOT prepared for it lol i let her dad know, and he said he was a little freaked out and asked if she wasn't a little young. lol

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  23. Oh I am dreading the day. I remember my brother coming home and asking ME all the questions about girls. Hope it went well :)

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