I remember the giggles and the gasps shared quietly on the playground. I remember our conclusion as to how babies are made. It was creative, straight from my best friend and my fourth grade imaginations. But we were dead wrong. Not even close. According to our fourth grade wisdom, baby-making involved candle wax and fathers with the skills of master sculptures. I'll just leave it at that.
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I’m not sure if either of us truly believed our deduction or for how long. We were two nine year olds with a question and no answer. So we did what children do, we created one.
Children are going to discuss issues of sexuality whether we give them accurate information or not. Pedophiles know that children without accurate information find it difficult to tell when they are violated.
What do we have to lose by giving children the information they seek? What do we have to lose by protecting our kids from those who seek to take away their innocence? I can’t think of anything. Can you?