Should the conversations parents have with sons about sex, manners and respect be any different than the talk they have with their daughters? Perri Klass explores whether special lessons are needed for boys versus girls. Stir it all together, and you may get an official worldview in which boys are viewed as potential criminals and girls as potential victims. Can boys benefit from special lessons on manners, respect and sex?
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Instead, the first thing I do is establish ground rules. Only then can we get to work. In the back corner of my classroom is an old shoebox with a hole cut into the top of it. Next to the box are scraps of paper and some pencils. This is the Question Box, a place where kids can drop any question they have about human sexuality. I answer the questions both during class time and on a blog I maintain at school. They run the gamut from innocent to downright technical.
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Sex education is offered in many schools, but don't count on classroom instruction alone. Sex education needs to happen at home, too. Here's help talking to your teen about sex. Sex education basics may be covered in health class, but your teen might not hear — or understand — everything he or she needs to know to make tough choices about sex.
This week it came to light that when Lena Dunham was 7 years old, she looked at her little sister's vagina, and an alarming number of people have dubbed her a "child molester. I'm shaking my head in disbelief as I write because I can't believe that such innocuous things have become the subject of so much vitriol. If I had a penny for all of the sexual organs I looked at as a child, I'd be rich. OK, maybe I'd only have an extra ten or so dollars, but you know what I mean. Children are naturally inquisitive.