Odd this suggests it is parents responsibility to teach their kids, and not the
schools.Must have been written by a conservative.
Blame the food. Hormones in meat products are accelerating the onset of puberty
@Chris BCongratulations, you are continuing a long line of
shortsighted views of the situation by conservatives.Of course it's
the parents' responsibility to teach their children! There is not a soul in the
country who argues otherwise. The problem is that parents aren't teaching their
children, choosing instead to use the "ignorance equals abstinence"
approach to human sexuality, where they pretend that if they can just keep their
kids in denial, the children will wait until they get married and then make lots
of little grandkids and everyone will be happy.You don't have to
look very far to see the effect such attitudes have on the country. Teenage
pregnancy rates are still high, STD rates are rising, and people, in general,
are so ignorant of the basics of human sexuality it's alarming.Society has an obligation educate itself, because society bears the
consequences when people won't educate themselves. If you're scared to have your
child informed on the scientific facts of sexuality, then you shouldn't be
reproducing in the first place.
So sorry but I wholeheartedly to not agree with the advice from Jen Slonaker,
the vice president of education and training for Planned Parenthood League of
Massachusetts told the Boston Globe, "We advocate (boys and girls) take the
lessons together. When they're in a room together, hearing the experiences of
one another, that's a huge opportunity for perspective-taking." In my
opinion this would be completely wrong especially if the child is 7 or 8. This
quote assumes these children are mature cognitively as well as physically. Teach
at home - teach correct anatomy - teach as the children are ready - teach to
Dear DeltaVegitarian. It's not the meat or hormones in the meat. Do some
research and you'll find that BPA and plant oils from Tea Tree and Lilac that
get into young girl bodies and cause early maturation. Too bad the reporter did
such a poor investigation.
Actually you're both wrong. A study of 173 girls by Vanderbilt showed that the
age at which a girl begins puberty is directly correlated to the level of
involvement her father has in her life. The more involved the father is, the
later she hits puberty.So this article should come as no surprise.
Less paternal involvement in our society is leading to early-onset puberty.
I will pounce on a different culprit.In the "olden days"
it was commonly talked about when a "girl would become a woman" or
when she would "fill out." It was something that mothers taught their
girls (all 4 of my sisters, for example) as something to look forward to and it
was openly discussed.It is only the arrival of this obscene
"political correctness" that has blockaded the discussion of the
maturation process and sexuality. MOthers shouldn't hide their menses from
their daughters, and when the daughter asks (about age 4 or 5) she should be
told that this is part of being a woman, and part of the mechanism for the body
preparing to have babies. Be we cringe to talk about such things anymore. And
we have reaped the whirlwind.As far as the boys - all they need to
know about girls maturing is to keep their hands to themselves and respect them
as much as their sisters or mothers. And they need to be taken out to the
woodshed when they don't.