My in-laws had 5 condom babies.
My daughter had a birth control pill baby. That baby grew up and had to take birthcontrol for a medical condition. In the meantime, she conceived a set of birthcontrol twins.
These are true stories!
So the moral of the story is this: What do you call people who use birth control? PARENTS :)
I’ve heard it said that 80% of all people who use birth control become parents. That makes the effectiveness rate somewhere around 20%.
I agree that there does come a time when children have a need to know some sexual information, but that age is NOT the same for each child. I also agree that it’s the parents who have the right and responsibility to teach that information to his/her own child when said PARENT determines what the child needs to know.
It seems to me that the more information made available, the more the information is acted upon by naturally curious children in addition to blooming hormones.
My mother was the one who made the necessary information available to me when the time was right, and answered my questions as I asked them as I grew up. Those were very personal and intimate times with my mom, something I looked forward to having with my own daughters.
But the state stole that special time from me and my children by divulging way too much, way too soon.
If I knew then what I know now, they never would have stepped foot into a public school. I lacked information and confidence then, and home schooling wasn’t exactly popular enough for the information about it to be readily available.
The fist two kids slipped away, but the youngest did get some home schooling, and experience I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Awesome arguments GilesB. If parents want strangers teaching their children, then that’s their privilege, but those of us who do take parenting seriously shouldn’t be deprived of our God-given responsibility to teach our kids ourselves.