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Sex education primer for parents of preschool children

primer was divided into five chapters covering a range of topics including parental role modeling, factors which influence sexuality, communication, and child development. Each chapter was organized by employing a conceptual approach to health education. The structure of each chapter, except the final summary chapter, was based upon a generalization statement, objectives, and learning opportunities to facilitate learning. The readability of the primer was tested at the seventh-eighth grade reading level by using the Flesch formula for determining readability. The primer was written because research indicated that a void existed in the area of sex education information intended solely for the use of preschool parents. Further study is needed and it is possible that the primer could be expanded in its scope and depth. The generalizations, objectives, and learning opportunities could also be used as a framework for developing a seminar as a means of disseminating the information contained in the primer.

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