Theology of the Body #22: The Day My Son Officially Started “Sex Ed”

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Today I want to share with you an excellent post from a parent who is well-versed in Church teaching. She gives great advice on how to deal with this difficult chapter in parenting.

To give you a taste:

 

“Sex education, which is a basic right and duty of parents, must always be carried out under their attentive guidance, whether at home or in educational centers chosen by them.  In this regard, the Church reaffirms the law of subsidiarity, which the school is bound to observe when it cooperates in sex education, by entering into the same spirit that animates the parents.”  Familiaris Consortio

The day will come.  For our family it’s come and gone.  The day your child brings home the note from school saying they will be starting their class instruction in love, personal responsibility, and human sexuality.  My oldest has been bringing these notes home every spring for a few years now, but this time felt different.  He’s getting older, his body is changing, his voice is changing, his mannerisms are changing.  He’s growing up, and it will soon be time to address some specific and sensitive issues with him regarding his sexuality.

For more: Paving the Path to Purity

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One thought on “Theology of the Body #22: The Day My Son Officially Started “Sex Ed”

  1. Thank you for posting my article here! The JPII Center For Women looks like a faithful and supportive resource. You are doing wonderful work, and I am glad to know about your website so I can refer my NFP students and friends to it. God Bless!

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