Many people think it right that we have started talking about sexual intercourse even with the kids of Kindergarten. Sexuality is really something beyond that. It is more about your personal image, creating your own identity, and to certin extend learning to express yourself and your wishes. Education related to sex is such a topic that many parents like to avoid when it comes to kindergarten kids. It basically begins when a child starts getting curious about his/ her body parts.
Some points to fix the proper timing for sex education:
- Let the kids explore early
When kids begin to talk and walk, they gradually start learning about their body parts. Keep the door of sex education open and teach your child the exact names for their sex organs. This could also be done during the time when the child is taking bath. If the child is pointing to some body part tell him/her what it’s called. This would help them learn soon. That part of time is much suitable to tell them which part of body is private.When kids ask question about their body parts, do not feel shy or embarassed,rather take that directly on your face and reply them in a very understandable manner. If you od so, they will not hesitate to ask further questions and that will prove to be good of them only.
- Self estimation has to be expected
Many times it has been noticed that many kids tend to express the sex curiosity through their self-estimation. Sometimes boys tend to pull their genital parts and girls rub their genital parts. You should always teach your child that masturbating activity but should be done only privately. If sometimes it happens that your child starts masturbating in public try some means to make him/her understand that it is wrong and shouldnot be done publicly. If you fail doing that take the child aside and remind him/her about the importance of privacy. Many a time frequent masturbating may lead to severe problem regarding child’s health. Always make sure that you teach you child that nobody should touch their private parts. If you are concerned about child’s behaviour you can also consult a doctor.
It is true that kindergarten going kinds are also aware about the sex to some extend. For example prince an dthe princess kissing in the cartoon. If they see this they will certainly get to know about it. They know which parts of their body are really private may be the reason are unknown to them. Parents should always find a appropriate tim efor teaching their kids about sex education and its importance.
Sex education could be most effectively taught at a very tender age. It should be included as a part of curriculum and parents should also take care of certain things at home. If you start something early that proves to be effective in the long run.
As sex is a part of life, sex education should be equally important despite of the grade(class) of children. Teacher should also provide certain interactive homework for sex education.