developed self-determinedly

…but sometimes
th ebutterfly females decide to
procreate without males.


The great importance of child sexuality for the development of a healthy self-concept on the one hand and the neglect of this topic in education on the other are in stark contrast. Too often the media wins the race for the formative influences on the physical self-confidence of children and their sexuality.

Educators can provide crucial experiences for children to be positive, self-reliant and enjoyable about their body and intimacy. Thus, despite the inevitable confrontation with disappointed media content in early puberty, their chance to self-determine a healthy sexual identity increases.

Key questions

Why do early childhood experiences with physicality and sensuality have such a serious influence on the development of self-concept?

Which social changes and media or technical developments threaten the development of a healthy sexual identity?

How can we use our own uncertainties, ambivalences and limits for our personal development and those of children?