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Subject: suggestion for sex book to read with kids
Date Posted: 8/6/2009 2:07 AM ET
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IS there any good Christian books that help talk to your kids at various ages?

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 1:10 AM ET
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Here's my reading list so far for the whole TALK thing.  I've read parts of the books aloud to the kids, but I haven't read the, uh, technical human interaction part to the kids yet.

American Girl -- Care and Keeping of You
Mostly appropriate for GIRLS.  Great book. Lots of good growing up stuff -- hygiene, emotions, physical changes. No sex stuff.

God's Design for Sex (series of 4)
Books 1 and 2 are pretty good on the how babies develop (not exactly HOW they're made). Lots of fuzzy watercolor/pastel pictures.
Book 3 -- Eek! It's a conversation between a family about everything. The HOW, what's the big deal about pornography, etc. I think this book is better if read after Book 4.
Book 4 -- I like this one because it really explains the biology. Perhaps a little textbook-y. Nowhere near as candid as Book 3. Eek.

How You Are Changing (Learning About Sex) by Jane Graver
I liked this one the most. It is also part of a series. Pretty much says the facts.  And there are 3 (or 4?) books that are for different age levels. 

Beautifully Made Series by Julie Hiramine
Another one for GIRLS..  I've not read it, but it comes highly recommended.

And you should really check out Passport to Purity by FamilyLife Ministries. 
It involves a weekend retreat with mom/daughter or father/son.  It's audio tapes, object lessons, workbook, and being issued a purity ring at the end of the weekend.  It comes highly recommended by many of my Christian homeschooling friends. 

 

Good luck!

 




Last Edited on: 8/8/09 1:11 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/8/2009 2:33 PM ET
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thank you very much, I'll have to wishlist these

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 1:54 AM ET
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I really like the little booklets by Sandi Queen, but I'm not sure they have an ISBN number to put them on your wishlist.

http://www.queenhomeschool.com/

If you go to that site and click on Categories, then God's Plan For Growing Up, you can find them listed there.

Blessings, Dawn

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 12:31 AM ET
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Does anyone have these?  The only sell them in pdf form now :-(

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Date Posted: 8/20/2009 12:02 PM ET
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I went to a couple yard/garage sales and bought some how to books cheap.  Stuff like how to make soap, how to make picture frames etc.  I bought them for about a quarter each then brought them home and posted them.  They were requested immediately and I sent them out the next day.  I got a lot of quick credits for some books I wanted that way.

 

As to the sex books for kids, nothing beats having a good close relationship with your children and answering questions your self.  I don't believe in the "if they are old enough to ask they are old enough to get answers" philosophy because there is so much information blasted at little kids these days that they can't help but ask "what does that word mean?"  But when kids are older, 11-12 for girls, a little older for boys, we gave ours the info they needed.  In other words girls need to know their body is going to change and what to expect.  We made a special day for mom and daughter to go buy the new underclothes needed.  We talked about how they were growing up and changing and how that was a special time in their life etc.  My husband talked to my son.  We have three daughters so the boy had to know why his sisters got sick once a month and he never did.  He has understanding enough to be compassionate about it.  At first we gave just simple info.  "Its something girls go through as they get older" but later explained more.  He is 15 now and has the info he needs, gotten not from books but from parents who keep communication open.  That way they can come to us with questions, not to their friends.  Our oldest looked a couple things up on her own in the dictionary, but later asked us.  Our second daughter figured out some things from reading her Bible, The King James puts it in a simple but plain way so that kids can read it and not lose their innocense before they need to.  "Adam knew Eve his wife"  An older person knows what this means, a little kid thinks "hello I'm Adam"  I love it.

Anyway hope that helps. :)

 

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 3:55 PM ET
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thanks so much for all the resources.  I don't plan to give our girls a book and say hey there ya go, everything you need to know... we'll talk to them, but it's great to have books to go through with them, books they can read and also discuss with us.  I hope our girls will feel comfortable enough to talk to me about everything.  But anyway, thanks for all the ideas.  I've requested some and wishlisted others.  :-)