I remember when I was younger ... how my father had to watch every TV show with me, how he had to sanction every movie before we are allowed to see it, how cartoons were the only things I watched alone, how I had to leave the sitting room or end a movie if a man and woman should hug as long as 30 seconds or even if my dad should sense imminent skinship and how every activity, movie or speech was heavily censored in my home. Everyone that grew up with an orthodox african parent can easily relate.
So I grew up knowing little or nothing about interacting with the opposite the sex and it was not until around Jss3 that I found out where babies come from. I used to live with the shallow knowedge that God provided them miraculously,after marriage. My friends mocked me as they explained the whole thing, how embarrassing, and to think how fervently I used to pray for another sibling not knowing that my parents were on serious family planning. *smh*
I wasn't the most inquisitive child growing up but many children are very curious about things they don't understand and are eager to explore which is why sex education for teens, I think, is important, and a sensitive topic.
I just want to know when and how.
When to tell your children what sex is and it's implications. In Js3 like me? when is too soon or too late?
How to tell them. with details? Do you tell them don't try it or always use a contraceptive? Do you tell them it's a sin, God gives babies? or like my mom whose mom told her that she'll get pregnant if a man touches her.
Which part is to be left for churches and schools?
With all the difficulties involved in handling the present generation, how can sex education be delivered to them properly?