PARENT SUPPORT SYSTEM
4-5 years old
Developing Children need to begin to understand that healthy relationships are built on love and that family is valuable. They’ll also begin to define temptation sin, law and gospel in a sexual context.
What should a child know at this stage?
- Relationships are built on love.
- Family is valuable
- Defining temptation & sin
- Defining law & gospel
Where Families Come From printable eBook
Playing off of the “where do babies come from?” motif, this printable eBook is designed for parents and children to read together. It explains the importance of family in God’s world and the kind of love that holds family together and makes it safe.
Temptation, Sin, & Forgiveness Video
A mid-length video designed to help parents understand and articulate the realities of the sinful nature and sanctified opportunity. This video includes recommended ways to talk about these theological concepts with a child in an indirect but still sexual context.
Pornography objectifies people and creates unrealistic expectations for sex that are completely void of the intimacy God intends. Pornography can be very addictive. Pornography encourages the abuse of women. The harm of pornography on your child extends beyond a guilty conscience and a damaged understanding of God’s design for sex. Pornography harms self-image and leads to lack of confidence and low self-worth.
Conquerors through Christ has produced a Parent Support System to assist and equip parents in teaching their children about God’s gift and design of sexuality. Conquerors through Christ also has Middle School Lessons and a High School Curriculum available.
Probably every age is a fine age to talk to your child about sexuality in age-appropriate ways. Talk to your two-year-old about privacy and differences between boys and girls. As they develop, you can continue teaching them about their body and later about the temptations and threats that exist in the world and can harm our bodies. Sex education is a process, not an event. You are not looking for a time to have one big awkward conversation. You are looking for many opportunities throughout your child’s life to advance the process of teaching them of God’s blessings and intentions for them and their bodies.
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