Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Loaded Question

After class one day, 6th grader K.M. comes up to me and says, "Mrs. A, I don't understand something". "What's that?", I ask. She says, "You're 25 and married, and you don't have any kids. My sister is 21 and she's not married and she has 3 kids".

How do you politely tell an 11 year old that her sister is a slut with a trio of bastard children? Well, you don't...at least you don't if you plan on keeping your job. My response was something like, "Everyone does things at different times. I'm sure you're a great aunt".

Yet another reason sex education beyond abstinence needs to be taught in public schools...

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