Should siblings be kept apart or together in Our Whole Lives programs?

It depends on the siblings, on the family, and on the level of Our Whole Lives being taught. Some sibling pairs are very close-knit, and have a great deal of trust for each other. Other children may be concerned that their sibling would tell their parent(s) about a question asked or something shared in class. At the Grades K-1 and Grades 4-6 levels, siblings can be kept together unless there is a real history of conflict and mistrust. At the Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12 levels, it’s best to consult with the youth and parents to figure out the best option that will work for everyone.

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