Building Healthy Relationships, Sexuality, & Gender Identity
Children need adults who welcome their questions and provide honest, accurate information to help them navigate their world.
Ellen Sanchez Consulting Services
Parents Want to Know
—What happens to the umbilical cord?
—How does the sperm join the egg?
—Why do babies not come out of male bodies?
3rd–4th graders wonder…
—Do you have to go through puberty to have a baby?
—Can your period start at night?
—How many sperm are in a boy’s body?
5th–6th graders wonder…
—How do I tell someone I have a crush on them?
—Why do best friends fight?
—What do you do if you think you are gay but no one believes you or you’re too afraid to tell them?
7–8th graders wonder…
—How do I know if I’m ready for sex?
—How does alcohol affect the developing baby?
—Can you get diseases from oral sex?
—What if they ask me when I first had sex?
—If they’re not asking any questions how can I initiate the conversation?
—Help! My 8 year old was online and saw all kinds of images she isn’t ready for!