The committee, which will include parents, would decide whether parents should be warned if a book contains possibly objectionable material; anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence, "depictions of bullying.") ("Racist." "Degrading, insensitive, and oppressive." "Use of the word 'nigger.'" Banned in 1885 in the Concord, Massachusetts library for being what the Public Library Committee called "trash".From a newspaper clipping: Boston Evening Transcript March 17, 1885 p. The Concord (Mass.) Public Library committee has decided to exclude Mark Twain's latest book from the library.
But while conversations about bodies and sex can be awkward for parents, they’re important even for a preschooler or elementary aged child.There are many reasons why you should start talking to kids about sex and bodies in age-appropriate ways.One is to take the mystery away from genitalia: if you cheerfully label “ear”, “arm”, and “knee” but refer vaguely to “private parts” or use euphemisms, children may think that there is something wrong, dangerous, or scary about this part of their bodies.Another is to give your child clear language for health issues: if your child says she is “itchy down there” after a summer day trip, a care provider may be looking for poison ivy and not a yeast infection from a wet bathing suit. ” And yet approximately 25% of girls experience breast budding, the first stage of puberty, at age 8 or 9 — third grade — and her first period will generally follow two to three years after the appearance of breast buds.Equally importantly is preparing your child to talk about puberty (which we discuss in the second part of this blog, Talking with Tweens and Teens about their Bodies) “Puberty!? If the girl in your life is an early bloomer, she may experience these changes before you are expecting them.