Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Parenting Advice from the Obama Administration
Having trouble with your teens? Need some help with your toddler? Look no further than the sage advice from Obama's Health and Human Services' FAQ page...
...Children are human beings and therefore sexual beings. It's hard for parents to acknowledge this, just as it's hard for kids to think of their parents as sexually active. But even infants have curiosity about their own bodies, which is healthy and normal.
...Parents should only be concerned about masturbation if a child seems preoccupied with it to the exclusion of other activities. Victims of sexual abuse sometimes become preoccupied with self-stimulation.
...Thinking sexually about both the same sex and the opposite sex is quite common as teens sort through their emerging sexual feelings. Some teens may also experiment with sexual experiences, including those with members of the same sex, during the years they are exploring their own sexuality. These experiences, by themselves, do not necessarily mean that a teen is gay or straight.
Aren't you relieved this is out there and that your government has your back when it comes to raising your kids?! Here's THE LINK in case you'd like to consult Kathleen Sebelius on any more of your parenting concerns...