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Not telling kids about 'adult' things
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Not telling kids about 'adult' things

Okay, I was wondering why we don't we tell kids about certain things? Like sex, drugs, etc.

Wouldn't informing them at an earlier age help? Confused

This thought came across me when my younger sister asked me something about periods and whatnot. I pretty much told her what she wanted to know but my older brother happened to be in the room. He told me to shut-up, I asked him why and all he did was tell me "Because." And asking him why again got him even more angry.
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Because people just don't want us to be smarter than our society says we should be in certain ways.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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Age discrimination. People tend to assume that kids won't know what to do with all of that news.

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RE: Not telling kids about 'adult' things

BECAUSE THEY OBVIOUSLY AREN'T MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE SUCH KNOWLEDGE AND WILL FUCK EVERY KID THEY KNOW IF YOU TELL THEM WHAT SEX IS PLANTING SEEDS OF LUST IN TO THE MINDS OF INNOCENT YOUNG CHILDREN.

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Actually I think it's because the adults who are supposed to do the explaining don't want to talk about it because it's too awkward for them, and they'd prefer to just ignore it. Razz

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RE: Not telling kids about 'adult' things

Because they're kids. let them be kids.

Don't make them be adults when they're not.

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I figured out sex in 2nd grade. Took away the magic of thinking babies came from stores ;_;
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RE: Not telling kids about 'adult' things

I learned about sex when I was 4. My cousin taught me about and you could as far to say as she even molested me. *shrug*
Watched porn for the first time when I was 8 or 9.

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While reasons for withholding this information may vary from family to family, but I think the main reason is merely being uncomfortable discussing the subject. Childhood is a very special and important part of a person's life, imagination is plentiful and everything is amazing, some parents want to keep their kids shielded from reality as long as possible, and honestly I don't blame them, reality can be cruel and unforgiving, and American culture can be odd at times, namely that sex and drugs are widely talked and joked about, yet both are condemned in the same manner.

Either way, the kids will learn about it from their peers eventually, but parents might prefer the concept be displayed to them first before filling in the details.

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RE: Not telling kids about 'adult' things

Yeah, they probably want to keep the kids 'innocent' as long as possible. This is mainly because of people's warped and disturbed views on sex... Drugs on the other hand, well it depends on the drug.

And hey Amort, long time no see. Smile

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