Gender and sexuality education is always a major concern of parents. This is a difficult task no one can do for children other than their parents. Here are some ways to teach young children about gender that you can convey to your children right from elementary school.
For many families, teaching children about gender is strange. Parents are the ones who are shy when talking to their children. However, this is important knowledge for children when preparing to enter puberty as well as know how to handle in some dangerous situations, threatening the safety of children.
Talk to your children about the differences between men and women
This is an introductory lesson for young children when learning about gender. Children can observe the difference between boys and girls at school or when playing together. The male will have a penis, puberty rupture voice, hair begins to grow in the genitals and some parts of the body. For girls, the breasts will grow more and the sex organs will be different from the male.
Parents use easy-to-understand scientific images and proper terminology, not a name you can think of yourself. Always remind your children this is important knowledge. Many experts believe that parents should start teaching children from 4 years old. Because it is the most harassed group among children under 12 years old.
Create a friendly and pleasant sharing environment
Don’t start the lesson too stressful or like an hour in class. Stories like gender need to be shared closely and gently with children. Parents need to create a comfortable sharing space for children. Choose a cozy, quiet corner in the house for your child to confide in. Children will know there is always a safe place to share with parents.
Let children absorb actively. Don’t make me remember like memorizing and checking. You can integrate many different ways to make it easier for your child to learn.