Sex class like a bad dream

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Saira Khan -

I re­ceived a let­ter from the head at my son’s school say­ing the boys would be hav­ing lessons about re­la­tion­ships and their body.

Imag­in­ing his class burst­ing into fits of gig­gles, I gave Zac, 11, some warn­ing and told him it was im­por­tant stuff to learn about.

He re­turned from school and told me he’d learned about se­men and how ba­bies are made and de­clared “at some point I’m go­ing to get weird dreams. I can’t re­mem­ber what the teacher called them...”

At that mo­ment, I wanted to stick my fin­gers in my ears so shouted aloud: ”Too much in­for­ma­tion, Zac.”

I knew one day I’d have to have these awk­ward chats but they have come around too soon. I’m not ready to go through pu­berty again.

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