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ERIC Number: EJ1002563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1946-0406
Suzie's Mommy Is Having a Baby: Don't Freak out! Healthy Sexuality Development in Young Children
Sciaraffa, Mary
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n207 p104-108 Sep-Oct 2012
Is it the teacher's job to assist children in developing a healthy sexual identity in early childhood? A healthy sexual identity is developed over the course of a lifetime through the "process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about such important topics as identity, relationships, and intimacy." Teachers may feel conflicted, believing that sexuality information should be provided to children solely by the family. Even more challenging is finding information on human sexuality development as it pertains to children ages birth to five. Teachers need program policies to guide them when interacting with children and families. Provided in this article are facts and myths about human sexuality. (Contains 5 resources and 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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