Essay: ON TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT SEX

"SILENCE is criminal. We must teach these facts and teach them right, so that knowledge may lead to purity and righteousness. But with the new awakening and discussion of sex matters, the pendulum has swung from silence to publicity that is almost nauseating." So said E. K. Mohr, superintendent of the purity department of the International Sunday School Association. The remarkable thing is that he said it in 1914. The pendulum continued to swing beyond anything Mr. Mohr or his purity department could have foreseen. What was then a pioneering stand for frankness...

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