VOICE OF WEST BANDUNG – Education about sex and reproductive organs often makes parents confused and uncomfortable introducing it to their children.
Especially in Asian countries, where discussing this topic is taboo. In fact, it is important to provide sex education from an early age.
bandungbarat. Suara.com launched from the TikTok account of parenting science activist, Leonny @oureverydaythings, Saturday (2/9/2023).
Leonny recommends a guidebook entitled How and When to Tell Your Child About Sex (A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Character) by Stan and Brenna Jones.
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“Our children need to know and respect their own sexuality, know how to look after themselves and have clear principles about sexuality,” explained Leonny.
Parents need to introduce correct concepts and principles from childhood. Because parents are a trusted source of information for children.
Correct principles will be important provisions for children in the future. Children are prepared to live in an age obsessed with sex.
Deviant sex is everywhere, music, movies, news. The values, beliefs and principles of each will influence.
“If you believe that sex is actually a gift from a holy God, then you can see how sex has been distorted into just lust,” said Leonny.
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Leonny added that it was common knowledge that many family and personal lives were destroyed as a result.
Such as sexual abuse during marriage, and sexual abuse of children and toddlers.
Introduce gender to toddlers, as boy or girl.
The presentation is delivered using everyday language, so that children learn that there are only two genders, namely male or female.
“For example, Jojo..Jojo is a boy and mom loves Jojo,” he said.
Children need to hear that their parents love them. And, accept him as male or female as God has determined.
Parents’ acceptance of their child’s gender is important and influences the child’s acceptance of themselves.