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Family life education is a concept which exposes the youths to what it entails or demands to run a family successfully when they become adults

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

  1. It helps in preparing youths for adulthood
  2. It gives them sense of direction
  3. Supports moral development of the child
  4. Provides useful information about having happy future home
  5. Prevents a child or youth from making avoidable mistakes
  6. It minimizes family related social problems
  7. It improves the quality of individual and family life

CORE MESSAGES IN FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

The core messages in family life education include:

  1. Child spacing
  2. Family size
  3. Gender issues
  4. Management of resources
  5. Family welfare
  6. Population size
  7. Good adulthood and parenthood

FAMILY SIZE AND CONSEQUENCES

Family size could be small or large

  1. Small family size
  2. Large family size

SEX EDUCATION

Sex education has been defined as the process of acquiring the necessary knowledge and information about changes that occur in the body.

IMPORTANCE OF SEX EDUCATION

The importance of sex education are:

  1. Promotes good interaction between boys and girls
  2. Prevent unwanted and teenage pregnancies
  3. Prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.
  4. Increase youths awareness on problems relating to human growth and development
  5. Develops in youth right attitudes and beliefs about sex
  6. Prevents social vices such as prostitution, homosexuality etc.

PHYSICAL CHANGES IN BOYS AND GIRLS

Physical changes that take place in boys and girls occur due to physiological and hormonal changes in the body as they grow.

  1. Changes in boys: these include
  2. Changes in Voice: Voice begins to break and becomes deep
  3. Public hair begins to grow around the genitals
  4. Chest broadens
  5. Height increases.

 

Changes in Girls

  1. Public hair begins to grow around the genitals
  2. Development of breasts
  3. Menstruation begins
  4. Pimples appear on the face

 

See also

POPULATION

HUMAN EMOTION (LOVE)

DECISION MAKING

TYPES OF MASS MEDIA

HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES

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