There is a wide range of normal for language development in toddlers and 2-year-olds. Comparing one child to another isn't necessary or helpful since children hit milestones at different times and many factors can influence how much or how well a child speaks. For instance, children who live in a bilingual home may take a little longer to become fluent in either language but in the long run may have significantly better verbal skills than their peers. Toddlers in a family with many siblings sometimes speak later because brothers and sisters "talk for them" in some regard. Research also shows that girls speak earlier than boys.
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How to talk to your kids about sex: An age-by-age guide
Comprehensive sex ed classes that emphasize healthy relationships and family involvement can encourage more middle school students to put off having sex, according to the results from a new study published in the Journal of School Health. The results have big implications for school districts that are trying to decide what type of health classes to offer to kids in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. In order to do that, the researchers tracked a group of racially and economically diverse kids at 24 different schools in the Boston area, half of which implemented Get Real and half of which continued with their existing sex ed programs. Kids were periodically surveyed about their sexual activity. Although many of the schools in the control group did have sex ed curricula in place, and some of them had pretty rigorous standards for their health classes, Get Real still had more of an influence on whether middle schoolers delayed sex. Get Real may help start to shift that dynamic so boys are getting the same kinds of conversations. Republicans in Texas and Louisiana have even suggested that Planned Parenthood is attempting to convince teens to get pregnant so it can perform their abortions.
What Teens Want to Know When You Talk About Sex
Helping young people resist pressure to have early sex has always been a key part of the strategy to reduce unintended teenage pregnancy. Delay is intended to strengthen the skills of professionals and others working with young people to enable them to facilitate discussion of these pressures in a way that helps young people to think through the issues and make their own choices. It is not intended to replace the current evidence-based approach to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices in relation to sex and relationships. It is also important to note that Delay is entirely different to abstinence programmes that promote no sex until marriage. These approaches can be taken in many work areas including PSHE sessions, sexual health services, youth and community work and care settings.
The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health, did not whether the type of program matters — that is, abstinence-only versus more-comprehensive programs. However, the findings do suggest that having some form of sex education helps delay teen sex, according to the researchers, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC in Atlanta. In a national survey of more than 2, adolescents between 15 and 19 years old, the researchers found that teens who had sex ed in school were more likely to put off sex until at least age Furthermore, boys who received sex ed were less likely to have started having sex at all. Trisha E.