A new bathroom policy has Washington State residents in an uproar, and I happen to be one of them. For sixteen years my husband and I have raised our son and five daughters here. Six children, among millions of others, that can no longer use public restrooms, locker rooms or dressing rooms in this state, with a sense of privacy or assurance of safety.
Kids in Ontario have been learning things a little differently this year. There has not been as much time for the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic as the schools have a new challenge: sexual re-education from kindergarten on up. The area’s new sexual education program,Fully Alive, is one of the most liberal anywhere. It began, despite protest, this school year. Some basics of the program:
Citizens in Australia have been dealing with a politically-motivated scheme trying to force its way into their schools. The program, entitled “Safe Schools Coalition,” seems useful at first glance. Its focus is on teaching anti-bullying messages. However, as parents read more detail about the program they became alarmed at its overly-sexualized message. One MP addressed Parliament to warn about the dangers of this message. (Watch the 5 minute videoHERE).
When was the last time the birds and bees got together to talk?
Our personal sexuality is a big part of our individual identity. We come into this world and are announced to be male or female. Our bodies were made for the amazing purpose of creation, and with this wonderful power we were also designed to enjoy the act of procreating. Learning about this natural response should not be talked about only once, but should be built upon a foundation of communication developed over time to allow for adjustment and understanding.