Private Parts

Should Children Be Taught What Private Body Parts Are?

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Danielle S. McLaughlin

We learned that certain children at Thorncliffe Park Public School would be taught that they have "private body parts" rather than penises and vaginas. I guess that means that boys and girls are all the same below the waist at Thorncliffe Park. How is that going to work?

The Week in Review: Boys, Girls, Bodies and Breasts

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week, a number of our bloggers were moved to give spirited takes on what we're teaching kids -- and ourselves -- about gender and our bodies. The posts ranged from the oft overlooked destructive effect that "girl power" has on boys (written by a blogger whose young son likes pink skirts and serving tea), to the confusion that comes from a culture in which successful women deliver a message of female empowerment -- but do so "half-naked, through pouting lips while humping the ground or spreading their legs." Taken together, they offer a fascinating look at what feminism and sexuality mean to us today.

Why Are We Afraid to Teach Kids to Say Vagina?

Sandra Charron | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Watching The View this morning the controversy whirred around reproductive parts, and what we, as parents, should be teaching our children to call them. The consensus: It just doesn't seem right to hear a little girl referring to her breasts. Boobies is much cuter. Because we're concerned about the cuteness of these body parts on a seven-year-old?