I learned about periods in fourth grade and if I had stayed in public school I would have gotten sex ed in 6th grade.
I don't think 5th grade is too young, especially when kids now are having sex so young.
Edit: No one ever talked to me about it at home. I didn't even tell my mum when I started my period until I ran out of pads.
I also don't agree with abstinence only sex ed.
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Madi's*Mama:</b>" Because it seems very young to me. When I ... [snip!] ... probably starting to do it because reality is, most parents don't. I never got the sex talk, not even when my period started."
Yeah I was never given a sex talk either, I was just told that once a month girls bleed.
My daughter learned in 5th grade (this year) about sex ed. Well I know they learned about periods and puberty. Well friday she got her first period. Ive talked to her about it a couple of times after I went into the bathroom when she was taking a bath a few months ago and noticed that she had pubic hair. (I knew there was a reason she didnt want me to come in and see if she got all the shampoo out) So I started talking about periods and told her if she starts to bleed she needed to tell me so I could show her what she needed to do. She said I know Mom Ive already learned this in school. (I had to sign a paper for them to teach it to her). So she comes to me friday and said: "Mom I think I started bleeding" So I told her to go to the bathroom and showed her how to put the pad on and told her how often she needed to change it. I was actually glad I signed that paper so she could learn about it. I think it made it less embarresing for her. My niece started when she was 9!! My daughter is 11. So I think 4th/5th grade is a good time to learn atleast about puberty.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Kylees Mama:</b>" I'm sure he was told more then what he told you, but was embarrassed to say. I was about that age when ... [snip!] ... weird. I. Glad I learned about it at that age, cause by the to,e I was 11 I had my period, and I understood what had happened."</blockquote>
I was 9! I wish I knew what was going on before that happened! Lol. Although I don't think it's the schools responsibility.:. Parents need to step it up. Some of my friends were having sex and/or fooling around by 12....it would be nice to know they had the safe sex talk in 5th grade....
We had "family life" in fifth grade but that was just about puberty and stuff, nothing about sex. We had full on sex ed in 8th grade. I went to private school, they did not teach abstinence, they talked about just about every birth control on the market- from condoms to IUDs. They did talk about being in a healthy relationship, waiting to have sex until you were both ready and prepared but not abstinence. They taught it again in 9th grade. I think it gave all the info needed and at age appropriate times. I didnt have sex til I was 21 but there were some girls who started having sex in 8th grade
I don't think 10 is too young.
When I was in school, we watched the video about our periods in 5th grade, but sex ed wasn't taught until high school. A handful of girls in my class were already pregnant or had babies by then.
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" Ok, back-story: My younger brothers are 15 and 10. Last night we went over there for dinner and somehow ... [snip!] ... person. What do you think? Is 10 a good age to do things and do you think the school is teaching them in a proper way?? "
I always thought 4th and 5th grade was standard (Although my school stopped the program the year I would have had it for some reason). I don't think it's too young at all. They need to be taught and have the information before they hit puberty imo. Good touch/bad touch should be taught way before 10 years old.
I think 10 is a few years too late to talk about sex and how babies are made.