Monday, March 17, 2008

Scandi Kindergartners encouraged to explore their sexuality

New news? Not so much, but I didn't catch this last October and I heard it on the radio on the way home from work today:

OSLO, Norway, October 17, 2007 ( – An Oslo pre-school teacher, backed by child psychologists, has suggested that kindergarten children be encouraged to “express” their sexuality through “sex-play” and games, including dancing naked and masturbating, in pre-school and day-care centres.

The English language edition of Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper reports that Pia Friis, the respected operator of an Oslo kindergarten, told an interviewer that children should be able “to look at each other and examine each other's bodies. They can play doctor, play mother and father, dance naked and masturbate”.

But their sexuality must also be socialized, so they are not, for example, allowed to masturbate while sitting and eating. Nor can they be allowed to pressure other children into doing things they don't want to,” Friis said.

Whew. Well at least the kids won't be allowed to play with themselves while they eat. That would be gross.

Talk about that slippery slope. Remember, there is one presidential candidate who favors teaching Kindergartners about sex.

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