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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2018, Vol. 14(6) 138-151

Children's Questions and Answers of Parents: Sexual Education Dilemma

Sevcan Yağan Güder & Erhan Alabay

pp. 138 - 151   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2018.179.11   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1806-25-0001

Published online: December 31, 2018  |   Number of Views: 87  |  Number of Download: 205


Abstract

The main aim of this study is to determine questions of 36 to 72-month-old children have about sexuality and to examine the answers given by parents. In the first stage of the study, 84 parents were contacted in order to determine children’s most frequently asked questions on sexual development. In the second stage, top two questions from this list were selected and directed to 80 parents, all of whom were sampled from a separate pool. As a result of this study, it was discovered that children mostly question the physical features of girls and boys, and the pregnancy period. When parents' responses were examined, it was determined that a small portion of the responses were based on scientific grounds and that parents often provided answers based on avoidance-based and religious beliefs. Also, parents' gender, age, number of children, gender of their children, learning status and income do not make any difference.

Keywords: preschool period; sexual development; sexual education; parent; child


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Guder, S.Y. & Alabay, E. (2018). Children's Questions and Answers of Parents: Sexual Education Dilemma . International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(6), 138-151. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2018.179.11

Harvard
Guder, S. and Alabay, E. (2018). Children's Questions and Answers of Parents: Sexual Education Dilemma . International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(6), pp. 138-151.

Chicago 16th edition
Guder, Sevcan Yagan and Erhan Alabay (2018). "Children's Questions and Answers of Parents: Sexual Education Dilemma ". International Journal of Progressive Education 14 (6):138-151. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2018.179.11.

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