I know I’ve been M I A for a few days. Did you miss me? It’s been a whirlwind of M meltdowns, and me feeling like complete crap from this awful cold.
T had a letter sent home from school (no he’s not in trouble, everyone got one). In October last year before my boys started school, the first letter was sent home stating the 5th graders would be having a sexual education class at the end of the year. It caught me off guard slightly when T handed me the paper because I expected this particular curriculum to be a part of sixth grade.
He is very much aware of the birds and the bees already. When my kids ask questions, I give them honest age appropriate answers. So I summarized the paper for him and told him he was going to have a fun day on Friday. Parent of the year over here.
Yesterday when I picked the boys up I asked him if there was anything he wanted to talk to us about. He told me there were a few things he didn’t know but wasn’t ready to talk about it. He also said there were fourth grade girls on the bus talking about the class too. That stopped me in my tracks. To my knowledge fourth graders are 9 maybe 10 years old? I thought that was just a little TOO early. Apparently it wasn’t just the fifth graders.
M is going in to third grade next year and I know for a fact by fourth grade he will not be ready to learn about any form of sexual education.
This morning the topic of discussion from my 11 year old was wet dreams. I told him only Dad can answer those questions. 😱
They do give us the option to not have our child/children participate at least. So my question for all of you wonderful readers is how early is too early? How would you feel if your little ones had sexual education classes at such a young age?