One of the reasons I like my church so much is they helped develop (along with the United Church of Christ
) comprehensive, non-judgmental, open-minded sex ed. curriculum
. We start with an introductory class for 5th - 6th graders, then the main curriculum for 8th graders. They can do another class in high school if they choose. I've always been open about discussing sex with my kids, but I think it was important for my son to hear the same things (actually, much more than he had ever asked me about!) from someone else, in a group of his peers.
I had an experience a few years ago... my husband and I were in the midst of exploring separation, going to counseling, etc. I got a VERY strong sense that a baby girl spirit wanted me for her mom! She was hanging around me a lot - it seemed like she was looking for an opportunity to manifest. I had to sit down and tell her it was not the right time for me to have a baby, and she'd be happier if she let me go and looked for another family. (This was before I was deeply in touch with my intuition - this was all very strange to me!) I've felt sad about that choice from time to time. I had wanted a baby girl... I guess I placed that order with the universe, then when it came, I had to send it back! I hope she's happy wherever she is. It almost feels like an abortion.