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Singapore Soka Association Supports Parent Education Program

090328x_ssa_sex_lec.jpg SSA supports parent education program on how to communicate with children about sex and health

On March 8, 2009, some 70 members and friends of Singapore Soka Association (SSA) benefited from a parent education program on sexuality organized by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and supported by SSA. The session was repeated on March 29, attended by some 120 members of the public. Held at the Soka Culture Center, the sessions aimed at creating more confidence in parents regarding communicating about sexuality and health to their children.

Talking about sex with children is often not an easy task for parents. On the other hand, discussing the topic can be a great way to build relationships and trust with one's child. Through an interesting skit put on by Wild Rice, an established theatre company, and an informative talk by Melissa Lim, a counselor for children ages 5 to 18 years from the HPB, the program offered parents advice on how to educate their children about sex. By portraying both the child's and parents' perspectives, the session provided a wholesome view of dealing with this challenging task. Studies have shown that if parents are involved in their children's sexual education, the chances of risky and irresponsible sexual behavior decrease.

[Adapted from an article in the April 15, 2009 issue of the SSA Times, Singapore Soka Association (SSA); photo courtesy of SSA]