playing devil's advocate....how do you know that the parents of your daughters' friends would be okay with your daughters sharing the books you bought them. They may not want their daughters exposed to the info or may not want them exposed to it as the book explains it. By your daughters sharing their books, they are kinda doing what you don't want the school to do.
I still think it is important for the school to teach this. My parents did not talk to me about sex, but i was smart and understood the basics. I did not have sex until i was 20. My sister waited until she got married at 28. We both understood the consequences of having. We also grew up in an educated family. Where i teach now though, the parents are not educated. They do not practice birth control. Maybe you need to look it from the overall prespective of the majority of kids out there and not just what your family does.View Thread
hate to say it but i think this needs to be done. while you may teach your children about love/sex, many parents do not. i know the majority of parents at my school will never bring it up with their children. many of the students at my school will also wind up having sex in HS and/or getting pregnant. i'm pretty sure a few of the 8th graders in past years were already having sex or some form of the above mentioned "other" sexual acts. in this day and age the children NEED to be aware of everything. they need to know about all the STDs and that they can get them even if they aren't having vaginal sex. i also think that it is great they are explaining that it is ok if you like the same sex or if you are unsure about which way you want to go. i think that will make students more aware and understanding towards others who may not be cnsidered "normal". i would hope it would help get rid of the negative cononations of being gay or bi. i would think it might also give an "unsure" child more confidence and possibly allow them to know that they arent strange or wierd or a freak. you can always opt to have your children not participate if you do not agree but i definitely think that it is important to teach this since many parents do not.View Thread
one thing...my pedi and allergist both said that J&J is SUPER drying. so if your kiddo has sensitive or dry skin to begin with the lotion is terrible to use. I can use it on my DD but it was terrible for my DS (the one with ezcema)View Thread
my son is on the lower percentiles. at 3 he is around 28lbs and 37/38in tall. We havent done the 3yr checkup yet so i dont know what percentile/BMI that puts him at? he has always been long and lean though so the doctor isnt worried. My husband and I are long and lean too. Im 5'8" and around 120 so i dont expect him to be chubby. BUT my 11mo old daughter is short and chubby. she is around 20lbs already. such a difference.View Thread
definitely think a blog would be up your alley. you write a lot and are very eloquent in your writing. you can be funny and insightful and i can easily picture all that you have to say. a blog is basically a random string of thoughts about your daily life or insight or in this case probably your life and parenting style. i follow a couple of blogs...Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda and A Mom Two Boys and scan others. Check out blogs on the internet and see how it goes. google setting up blogs. Blogger is a free site but if people start following it you can definitely make good money off of it also when you add in advertisements.View Thread