Is there such a thing as age appropriate sex education for a 5 year old?
"Learning about sex before learning to read?" the ad intones. "Barack Obama. Wrong on education. Wrong for your family."
But as the McCain camp's documentation noted, Obama said he backed the legislation as a state senator for "age-appropriate" instruction to teach young children how to protect themselves from pedophiles."
The Obama camp states that it is offensive for McCain to use this legislation against him b/c the legislation is meant to protect children from sex offenders.
Some parents haven't even taught their children the word, penis or vagina. I don't think that it's appropriate for my son's teacher to tell him that it's inappropriate for the gym teacher to touch his penis. Who is to say that the school's interpretation of what is "right", is the way that parents should be teaching it, or should correspond with what the schools are teaching.
As a victim of sexual abuse, I am very cautious of what I tell my child. I don't want my child to be scared of the world, but I teach him to be cautious of the world. The majority of sex offenders aren't strangers, they are family members or friends. What gives schools the right to teach this to my child. This is something personal that should be taught by the parents. The parents have an established trust with their child. In Kindergarten, children are just starting out, and we are asking them to be subjected to this type of teaching?
This trust was established between my mother and I. I so trusted my mother that when it unfortunately happened to me, I was able to say no and to tell that person that my mommy said that is not allowed.
Obama's support of this legislation is wrong on so many levels.