General Discussion: Grumpy Young Men

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Burt avatar

4802 posts since 3/1/10

27 Jun 2018 14:51
Fuzzy/YLAup grumpy FUK unmeet with a spanking soundtrack…
Fuzzyduck121 avatar

1466 posts since 14/12/12

27 Jun 2018 14:55
sleeping with the windows shut when its 31 degrees….winning
YLAup avatar

4783 posts since 5/9/11

27 Jun 2018 18:30
Indeed, here tonight schlepping around in my pants as it's so hot, scratching my eyeballs out because of this smoke.
swede avatar

6953 posts since 21/3/09

posted 27 Jun 2018 22:25, edited 27 Jun 2018 22:25
Laughing out loud do you live next door to strangeways or something
Burt avatar

4802 posts since 3/1/10

posted 16 Jul 2018 16:22, edited 16 Jul 2018 16:22
Attended a pre-lesson sex education class for my 10 year old kid (she's class 5 or 3rd year of Juniors for old skool FUK'ers); basically the school presents to parents what they intend to show the kids as part of the curriculum as it's down to individual schools how they interpret the requirements.

They showed us a 12 minute video that for the most part was drama free however near the end during a Q&A style session a kid asked the 14 year old actor 'What's wanking?'. Now, I'm no prude but I really took issue with the phrase and even the introduction of masturbation to 10 year olds. Raised my objections at the meeting and was told patronisingly that '…kids grow up quickly nowadays, Burt'.

Fuck off. No way that 9 and 10 year old kids need to know about that. Can't take the kid outta the class cos she'll be outta the loop in terms of her peers and the playground chat (email and subsequent phone conversation with the Head did sod all) so just gotta go with it and had to have a chat with her this morning about it all. Poor kid didn't know what hit her.
nothingelseworked avatar

2991 posts since 21/2/10

posted 16 Jul 2018 18:07, edited 16 Jul 2018 18:07
Haven't got kids so speaking from a totally uninformed position from that perspective. But it's easy to see that kids definitely are learning a lot about everything at a faster rate. Not talking about sex specifically, just literally everything. Astonishes me some of the stuff my mates 7-10 year olds know or talk about, swear they're smart AF compared to when we were that age.

Anyway, reason I say all this is because whilst it may be patronising, I think they're trying to say that kids will find this stuff out with or without a guided programme, but they're better off learning it early in school than through exploring themselves. Information travels fast now and your kid doesn't even have to look for it first-hand, because some other kid with lax parents will probably have unfettered Internet access and will be doing their own "research" and then telling all the other kids.

Also think about the fact that the UK has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the UK. I can see why they'd be trying to teach kids ASAP these days. Only problem is not all kids need that information at the same time, but they can't exactly pick and choose who they think needs it. They must evaluate when the safest / earliest / most effective possible age is and apply that to all. Your child might not need it, but another kid might that it may help curb.

But gain like I said, I'm not a parent, so looking at it from a purely objective/outside/informational perspective.
quest avatar

3072 posts since 11/7/11

16 Jul 2018 18:30
I think using the word wanking is a bit much for a class of 10 year olds
nothingelseworked avatar

2991 posts since 21/2/10

posted 16 Jul 2018 18:55, edited 16 Jul 2018 18:55
Oh yeah I 1million % missed the point of the post Laughing out loud

Maybe. Still think my point applies - won't loads of kids potentially hear or have heard words like that around that age, though?
LFC avatar

3162 posts since 14/6/11

16 Jul 2018 20:24
My 10 and 6 year old had their talks a week or so a go.

10 year old was pretty clued up already thanks to my partner as she’s “developing” early Sad

My 6 year old however has been walking round telling us what a penis and vagina is Eek (have had to have a conversation about when it’s appropriate to use the terms).

I’m so glad my 3rd was a boy cos worrying about girls is just awful.