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In Yr2 kids same sex relationships lessons

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yasminluv Thu 25-Jan-18 21:50:16

Hi
In Year 2 they have a day where kids learn about samesex relationships
It’s after Easter apperantly is that nationally and is every school different

If this to happen How can I as a parent address this with the teacher the fact that I don’t want him to participate

Greensleeves Thu 25-Jan-18 21:51:15

I hink you can legally withdraw your child from any lesson. Speak to the teacher.

Why don't you want him to be included?

Gaelach Thu 25-Jan-18 21:53:41

You could keep your kid off school that day? Why don't you want them to take part?

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 25-Jan-18 21:54:00

Why don't you want him to participate? For most kids these days it is just general knowledge that same sex relationships exist.

FellOutOfBed2wice Thu 25-Jan-18 21:54:37

It’s because Easter is the gayest of all the festivals and therefore yes, nationally, all year two children are taught about The Gay.

Oh no, sorry, that’s ridiculous and you’re ridiculous. Why on earth would you not want your child to participate?

yasminluv Thu 25-Jan-18 21:54:41

Hi I just don’t agree the a 7 year old needs to know this at this stage. Plus I would prefer it to explain it to him myself. Each to there own offcourse but I don’t feel comfortable about that being introduce so early on

FFSenoughalready Thu 25-Jan-18 21:56:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SleepingStandingUp Thu 25-Jan-18 21:57:21

I would perhaps ask what they be covering first? Surely if he has friends whose parents or siblings are gay, any of your friends who are gay or if he likes a boy on his class rather than a girl it would be good to know that it's normal and ok? Its not going to be sex ed is it

MissMouseMcPhee Thu 25-Jan-18 21:57:38

I'm pretty sure they are not going to be showing the children gay porn, what's your beef?

IcanMooCanYou Thu 25-Jan-18 21:58:14

Sorry? What exactly is there 'not to feel comfortable' about? Do you think same-sex relationships are wrong?

BananaPie Thu 25-Jan-18 21:58:17

I should think it just explains that sometimes two men / two women fall in love rather than going into detail that would be inappropriate for a 7 year old about adult relationships (gay or straight). What’s the big deal? And what message does taking him out of the class give to him?

newtlover Thu 25-Jan-18 21:58:32

do you have a partner or spouse?
do you ever look at books where there is a mummy and a daddy?
or where the story ends with a wedding?
what do you think that is teaching your DC?

YerAuntFanny Thu 25-Jan-18 21:58:46

My DS had these lessons (although it was totally wasted on him as he pointed out that he already has a man Uncle and a man Auntie who lived together grin) and it really is just introducing the concept that people of the same sex can love each other too and reassuring them that there's nothing wrong with feeling like that.

There's no diagrams or big gay Kamasutra read along if that's what you're worried about.

MissMouseMcPhee Thu 25-Jan-18 21:58:59

You don't think that a 7 year old needs to know that people have relationships? Doesn't he see people having relationships everyday? What are you afraid of?

yasminluv Thu 25-Jan-18 21:59:10

Fellout why I’m I ridiculous what harm did I cause as a parent I’m allowed my opinion with all due respect the the LGBT community I just don’t feel okay with my son learning about that at 7

AgentProvocateur Thu 25-Jan-18 21:59:12

hmm Are you scared it turns him gay?

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 25-Jan-18 21:59:31

Do you feel comfortable him knowing a man can have a relationship with a woman? Why is it different to know about same sex relationships? They wont go into all the gory details about how the sex part works.

LadyintheRadiator Thu 25-Jan-18 21:59:50

Your 7 year old has no idea about same sex relationships?

BIWI Thu 25-Jan-18 22:00:52

Why? What's wrong with him learning about 'that'?

Justanotherzombie Thu 25-Jan-18 22:01:02

Withdraw your child if you want.

I'm sure his classmates will fill him in after.

HolyShet Thu 25-Jan-18 22:01:07

You realise you are homophobic, then, don't you?

Gaelach Thu 25-Jan-18 22:01:39

He probably already has an idea. But keeping him in the dark a bit longer and drawing attention to him by isolating him from the class due to your own issues is cool too I suppose...

FancyNewBeesly Thu 25-Jan-18 22:01:40

My boys are already learning about same sex relationships - haven't you seen "Mr & Mr Crab" on Hey Duggee? Slightly stereotyped for my liking, but there we are.

You're making it into a thing when it isn't a thing. By introducing this at a young age (and I think 7 is actually pretty old to be made aware of this so I'm sure he's aware of it already) it's not a big issue.

Greensleeves Thu 25-Jan-18 22:02:00

I can understand feeling protective of your child's innocence, but:
1) the other children will tell him anyway,

2) he lives in a world where same sex relationships are a normal lifestyle, and

3) giving children matter-of-fact, truthful information isn't what destroys innocence, any more than telling them how a toaster works destroys innocence. It's shame, prejudice and secrecy that destroy children's innocence and show them that the world is a complicated, often sad and hostile place. He will wonder why he was excluded from this particular event and draw conclusions about it - that's the erosion of his innocence, not being told quite truthfully that people can have same-sex partners.

0hCrepe Thu 25-Jan-18 22:02:16

Ask to see the materials and lesson beforehand. It might put your mind at rest and hopefully teach you something.

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