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Healthy Sexuality Development: a Guide for Early Childhood Educators and Families

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Healthy Childhood Sexual Development: Ages 5-8

Before we launch into the four stages of childhood sexual development, I'd like to list some basic truths and assumptions that will apply not only to your children's lives but to yours.

Before we launch into the four stages of childhood sexual development, I'd like to list some basic truths and assumptions that will apply not only to your children's lives but to yours.

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The outline of sexual health developmental outcomes and sexual health education needs among children provided on this site is organized in the following way. The age range 0-12 has been divided into 4 age groupings: 0-2; 2-5; 5-8; 9-12. Several things should be kept in mind when considering these age groupings. First, although there are general age dependant patterns in the development of sexuality among children, any demarcation of specific age categories is, in some ways, arbitrary. The achievement of developmental tasks is often gradual and, in many cases, does not occur in clear step by step processes. Second, like in other areas of development, the rate and nature of sexuality related development will vary considerably from child to child. Thus, although the 4 age groupings used here are convenient and useful, reflecting basic patterns in the development of childhood sexuality, they should not be seen as rigid dividing lines in the course of development. In other words, there will be considerable overlap between the age groupings in terms of what can be expected in childhood sexuality development.

Each section follows a format designed to equip you, the parent. And as you might expect, each unit builds upon the previous one. I've also designed this curriculum in a way that helps integrate or harmonize the body, mind, and spirit of your child by applying my Iceberg approach to childhood sexual development. If you're not familiar with the Iceberg, why not along with this curriculum.