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Sex education must start from preschool age

Sex education must start from preschool age 5

Sex education must start from preschool age

Sharing in a recent talk on sex education for preschool children organized by the Mothers’ Association in Ho Chi Minh City, Dr. Lan Hai said: The most common purpose of sex education at all ages is

Childhood is a key period for developing intelligence, perfecting personality and sexuality for people.

Stages of child psychosexual development

At each age, children have a different erogenous zone – the part of the body where sexual pleasure is concentrated.

From 0-18 months is the oral stage, the main pleasure behaviors are sucking, sucking, and biting.

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At this stage, parents should be careful not to put random things in their mouth, which can lead to oral infections.

From 18 months – 3, 4 years old, anal stage: Hold and defecate.

This is also the stage when your baby loves to sit around and rub his butt on the ground.

From 3, 4 to 5, 6, 7 years old, phallic stage.

At this stage, girls are often especially attached to their fathers and boys are very attached to their mothers.

This is also the stage when children begin to develop self-awareness and gender awareness.

From 5, 6, 7 years old to 12 years old, puberty, latent period.

From puberty onwards, the sexual phase.

General principles of conduct for parents

Let your child participate in healthy activities

– Parents should not be too worried when looking at their children’s sexual activities.

– For relatively older children, guide them in physical activities, can guide them in some common sense about sexuality in normal stories, teach them how to maintain hygiene and how to protect themselves (avoid being abused).

Maintain a natural and straightforward attitude when your child asks about gender issues

– When children ask about gender issues, parents need to maintain a natural, peaceful, straightforward attitude, do not lie, and do not need to answer too meticulously.

– Briefly explain about genital organs, advise children how to protect themselves, and not arbitrarily play with private areas.

– Answer clearly and resolutely, don’t make long-winded thoughts.

– Should speak softly, should not be shy or cause a feeling of mysterious fear.

Help your child protect himself

Help your child set boundaries in friendships.

– Know how to prevent accidents.

– Know how to maintain body hygiene, protect reproductive health when entering puberty, and form a healthy sexual orientation.

Kim Kim

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