They observe that relationships often evolve from friendship to courting, then dating, then falling in love, and finally, marriage, and they also may learn that having kids does not mean that people are necessarily married.
The teacher’s basic messages were: “Listen to your conscience—and don’t engage in dares that make you go against that voice,” “Boys and girls can be friends,” “Kids should not be kissing anybody but family members,” and “Talk to an adult if you ever feel scared, nervous, or uncomfortable.” We can learn a lot from the way the teacher handled this situation.
School, friends, and activities take children out of the home more and more.
At this age they learn that there are different kinds of love (for family, friends, and parents, also the idea of being “in love”).
Though somewhat uncommon, it is not unheard of for 7- or 8-year-olds to develop secondary sexual characteristics (such as budding breasts and pubic hair), so it is important that you begin talking earlier rather than later about the changes that happen to our bodies as we grow up.
Kids at this age also start to take more responsibility for their own hygiene, so you’ll need to initiate conversations that keep up with their physical development so they are prepared to take more care of themselves as their bodies change.
You want to show that you understand sexuality as natural and support them so they feel comfortable with it.