This topic has been coming up more and more. It’s in the news, online, and several schools are even implementing the practice of making condoms available to students as young as 12 years old, with the hopes to educate them on safe sex and proper usage of contraceptives.
What do you think about that?
I don’t know why it happens. We grow up and have kids and we (as parents) seem to forget all the things we did or said or even tried at different ages and stages in our lives. It’s like we’ve become oblivious to the things we think we know about our children.
Kids Know and Do More than we Think …
I remember friends of mine having sex as young as twelve and thirteen years old. Some of my girlfriends were already on birth control.
I was abnormal and even got teased because by 18 years old I still hadn’t had sex yet. Sex was the cool thing to do, and if you weren’t having sex, then something was wrong with you.
Nowadays with the Internet and everything online, kids on Facebook, going to raves and parties, doing drugs like meth which is being handed out like pop rock candy. It’s no wonder practicing safe sex is the least of their worries.
But it is a worry, which is why I believe that educating our kids on sex and sexual activity is important. This includes the proper use and ability to get their hands on contraceptives.
I disagree of course. I think it’s a great idea to promote sex in the safest and most positive way, especially at the age of twelve. Young people need to know this information. We aren’t protecting them as parents by assuming the less they know the less likely they are to go out and do all the things that scare us out of our wits.
That’s just a joke.
I would not be against my child having access to condoms in school. I think it’s good to promote and prevent youth pregnancies,
The truth is our kids are going to do what they want, no matter how we talk to them, or how much we prepare them. That’s the shitty thing about being a parent. We only have so much control, and all we can do is hope that our guidance and love and support doesn’t go unnoticed when it comes to our children making informed and intelligent decisions.
Let’s face it. When it comes to matters of the heart and sex sometimes impulse takes over. So isn’t it better our kids are prepared and safe