80% Say Parents Should Teach Their Children about Sex

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week that there has been a major increase in the birth rate among teens in 26 states throughout the country, but 80% of adults still say children should be taught about sex by their parents rather than the schools.

    Only 11% say schools should be responsible for teaching children about sex, and one percent (1%) say an unspecified someone else should do it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Eight percent (8%) of adults are not sure who should be responsible.

    Support for parents is slightly higher among those who know someone who has been pregnant as a teenager than among those who have not.


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    This is such a sticky wicket.

    Parents should, but do they? When they do tell them, what are they telling them?

    We have sex ed at our school - man is it graphic. Parents must give their written permission.
     
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    There are a lot of threads about human sexuality on here, aren't there? haha

    Anyway, sex is a natural part of life and biology. I don't see the big deal and uncomfortableness people feel in talking to their kids about it, nor in having it taught about in biology or health classes. It is how life works, and should not be taboo at all.
     
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    It is a serious moral issue and should not be taught in public schools. they have enough trouble just teaching the basics. Add to that it is a misuse of these proclaimed limited funds.
     
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    My son came home the other day after watching a birth movie in Health class and apologized to his mother!!!! lol... he said, "I had no idea what you went throught... ouch!!!"
     
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    I believe "appropriate" [email protected] education is ok. It's important our youth understand the changes that are going on with their bodies and the obligations that go with those changes. We have a class for teenagers taught semi-annually at the Church that stresses repercussions, responsibilities and the biblical importance of abstinence.

    We started giving the class to 16 year olds and had an anonymous questionnaire so we could make sure our efforts were penetrating effectively. We were amazed with the number that admitted to not being virgins at 16. We didn't define [email protected] before the questionnaire so they could have meant kissing etc... We had a meeting and decided to drop the age to 14.

    Of course I caught heat because a lot of the parents wanted to know how their kids answered but since the class was encouraged to non-members and members (parental consent, we told them to invite their friends with a signed form and we would call the parents after the first class) the assumption is the non-member kids are the ones who affirmed they were not virgins.

    One member demanded to see the questioners saying she knew her daughters hand writing. A few weeks later she told me her daughter was 3 months along. I don't know how her child answered the questions but I know how she should have answered.

    I believe it's child abuse not to teach and I am willing to assist if the parents are uncomfortable with the subject.
     
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    As Whatshername said during the Carter (?) administration, masturbation should be taught. Problem would be gone.
     
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    Parents should have a frank discussion with their children.

    It beats getting their first lesson, along with a condom, from their local school district.
     
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    I know a good Christian couple who had a frank discussion with their teenage daughter, laying down their expectations. They also left a bowl of condoms on their dresser so that if some "disappeared" the girl wouldn't feel so ashamed as to not take some if needed. If the hot cookies in the oven look good, tell the kids not to touch them until they cool, but make sure they know where the oven mitts are kept in case they succumb to temptation.
     
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    Sad.....................
     
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    Beats an pregnant teenager. But of course that is thwarting God's punishment I guess. Sure, abstinence is the best answer, but not everyone is perfect when faced with temptation and a rampant libido. And THAT is one of the facts of life.
     
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    Off topic

    And giving them condemns is like giving them coffee in case they get drunk or a fuzz buster in case they speed. True morality does not allow for "but if you do sin" Where did Jesus ever teach such a thing?
     
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    He taught ALL have sinned, that the flesh is weak. Human beings are not always on perfect behavior despite best intentions.
     
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    He did not teach to make provisions in case you "mess up". That gives a level of permission.
     
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    It is not permission...it is actually one of the best ways to reduce abortions. If girls don't get pregnant in the first place, abortion never becomes an issue.
     
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    Giving condemns is permission as well as contradictory. "Well you can't have sex but if you do here is a condemn". If they don't have sex they cannot get pregnant.

    Why don't we start a national program to make sure pedophiles have condemns ? Would you support that?
     
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    Yet another derail attempt. Acting on pedophilia is illegal. Consensual sex between teens of a similar age is not (in most cases).
     
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    It is not a derail attempt. It is making a legitimate comparison. The laws of man should bear no more weight than the laws of God. So is you would not support one why the other?
     
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    In a secular republic, the law of God is not the law of the land. God's law makes it illegal to covet. The capitalist system is based on coveting. The law of God forbids adultery. It is not illegal to commit adultery under civil law. I could admit to adultery and the church has every right to expel me. The government could only say, "Hmm, that's interesting, but no jail time for you!"
     
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    That's what I thought.
     

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