Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sex Ed in the 50's

I found this sex ed film from the 50's. I am struck by the fact that the high school coach plays the role that my mother played.

  • Could he do that today in your kid's school?
  • How involved were your parents in your sex education?
  • How involved are you in alerting your kids to the changes in their bodies?
Also the kids are comparably naive to the high school freshmen of today. At what age will you start talking to your kids about sex? Thoughts?


Debbie said...

No, he could not do that today. And he probably wouldn't dare.
I think we are very involved with our kids' educations and talk to them at a very young age and all through their lives.

Melinda said...

I've tried to answer their questions from the time they starting asking them, but only gave them the information they needed at the time (age-appropriate). I think it has made the subject more "open" so we can discuss it. I don't want their friends to be the only ones giving input!

My daughter and I talk about it more and more. She is 12. I don't know if this is right for everyone, but it seems to be working for us.

Anonymous said...

Makes good sense to teach children sex education early. Age is a big factor, as some contend that as soon as signs of puberty are seen. Precocious puberty has to be considered , as some kids do mature earlier than some .

JennyMac said... mom talked to me about sex was I was a freshman in college. Good thing I was a big scaredy cat prior to then or she would have had trouble on her hands. We have a 16 year old sister..she knows/talks about/ hears things I didnt know until a decade later. We have a boy thankfully...the world for young girls is overwhelming!

Anonymous said...

It's so weird to think how sex ed has evolved over the years. And if only kids were still that naive at 14! I have decided that I am just going to lie through my teeth about how babies get here. I'm not a prude but I am not looking forward to that talk with my son. Daddy is going to have to do that!

Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITStahood! We are so glad you joined us and look forward to seeing you around.

Christina said...

Freshman? Seriously you need to start way before that.

Stopping in to welcome you to SITS!

supah ~d said...

Sharefest.. checking you out. :)

A serious question. One I must ponder. I have 3 little girls and my goal has always been to be as open as I can with them on an age approriate level from day 1.

It is however, hard at times to do so with a straight face. Perhaps it's me? Yes??... hmmm..

I want to spare them the horrors of adolescence combined with stupidity that I endured!

Dont' need them blogging 30 years from now about their stupid decisions that their supah parents had NO idea about. :)

SIts friend !


Shauna said...

We never talked about sex growing up. Things are so much better in this day and age as far as open communication. Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Teresha and Damon said...

Happy Sharefest SITSta!
That was one trippy video. all my sex ed classes in school (6th, 8th and 10th grades) were taught by a coach. Always wondered why.