Psychologically, children aged 9-11 years are in pre-puberty and puberty so it should be equipped with knowledge about the development of self, both physically, emotionally and socially in order to keep themselves and confront these periods with more positive. But usually the child in pre-pubertal age as such, tend to feel embarrassed to ask about the problem of human growth and reproduction system for adults. The shame is what makes them choose their own seeking information from sources that are not necessarily true as a friend or internet.
Departing from this, Binus International School, Serpong along with the Parent Support Group (PSG) felt the need to provide education about sex and puberty to students, by holding ‘Let’s Talk About Sex with Your Tween’ dedicated to the parents, as the aptitude to be can establish harmonious communication between parent and child regarding such a sensitive issue.
“At the age of 9-11 years, is a time of transition when they learn to break away from us (parents) and friends become more important. During this time children begin questioning ‘gender identity’, and the duty of parents to be able to chat and ‘enter’ as their friend, “explained Ruth Abraham, a child psychologist and family who became speaker in a seminar held in Library Hall Building ECY & EL, Binus International School, Wednesday (05/30/2012). Continue reading “This trick Talk About Sex with Your Children”