`Where do babies come from?' The prospect of this age-old question is one that causes significant apprehension for many professionals working with children, but this isn't where the anxiety ends. This book argues that it is essential to have clear strategies to support children's questions about relationships, growing up and sex so that they are enabled to develop positive and confident views about themselves and those around them. It examines important concerns such as the role of media in children's lives in shaping their views on relationships and explores how issues of gender and sexuality are more considered more fluidly.
Whether working in an academy, free schools, faith schools, the independent sector or elsewhere this book supports you to help children to deal with a wide range of relationships issues, meeting the requirements of the new legislation on relationships education for primary aged children as a foundation for relationships and sex education. Drawing on research with teachers about their apprehensions about teaching the subject and children's experience of its delivery, the authors give a full picture of common concerns and difficulties and how to successfully meet them and support children from 3-11, and the transition to secondary school. Topics covered include platonic friendships, developing self-respect and respect for others, and enabling personal choice and safety. Sacha Mason and Richard Woolley explore issues relating to age and stage in terms of development, as well as looking at how developing at different rates and each child being unique and different relate to learning in this area. They also look at supporting children with SEND when considering how to implement relationships education in primary schools.
The book is now fully updated to include brand new chapters on children's development and needs, and developing inclusive relationships education, as well as updates throughout. With summaries of the latest research, case studies, ideas for developing practice and signposts to key websites and resources, this book provides all the support you need to confidently promote children's healthy development.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition