February 13, 2013

How to teach your children about sex

The New Speaking of Sex: What Your Children Need to Know and When They Need to Know It
by Meg Hickling

Teaching your children about sex is a nerve-wracking experience. It's hard to know just what to say and how much to say. This book will help tremendously! 

Meg Hickling knows that many parents had no information given to them by their parents when they were growing up, so she provides the knowledge that parents need in a straight-forward, scientific way. She shows you that you can calmly provide sex information without overreacting. She does this by relating funny stories she's heard from her over 25 years of experience teaching sexual health to children, families, educators, and other professionals. She approaches the topic by touching not just on the physical aspects of sex, but on the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual sides as well. The result is a child who will not have sex until he/she is ready, and, when he/she does have sex, will do so in a safe, responsible manner. Most importantly, Hickling shows that with respectful communication, you and your children can have a much closer relationship.

An excellent book that all parents should read. Highly recommended.

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