Love and Trust': making space for feelings in sex education.

Waite,S Halstead,M 2003. Love and Trust': making space for feelings in sex education. Should sex education in primary schools pay more attention to children's developing emotional and spiritual understanding? The paper explores the sexual attitudes and values of 9 and 10 year-olds, and the connections between spiritual, emotional and sexual development,. Education and Health 21(2),23-28. PDF

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