A Joint Parent-Child Sex Education Program

Kirby, Douglas; Peterson, Lynn; Brown, Jean G.
February 1982
Child Welfare;Feb82, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p105
Academic Journal
Sex education in the schools is being assailed as a practice that undermines the natural transmission of values from parent to child. However, parents often do not know how to answer children's questions, and statistics on the incidence of pregnancy in childhood and adolescence sound the alarm for more, not less, sex education. A program that involves children, parents, and teachers together in the classroom, as described by the authors, offers a solution that faces the realities of the need for parental involvement and children's need to know facts that affect their lives.


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