Lets Talk About Sex by Robie H. HarrisLets talk about Lets talk about Sex. Lets talk about all the good things and the bad things!
+ This book is sex positive and does not try to scare children into not having sex.
+ This book mentions that sex has to do with love and lust and not only with reproduction.
+ It includes a chapter on homosexuality and bisexuality.
+ It includes a chapter on masturbation.
+ It teaches that no means no and that you can say no at any time, to anything and anybody. It also teaches to accept another persons no.
+ It is very body positive and features illustrations of bodies in various shapes, sizes and shades.
+ The chapters on puberty do not only focus on bodily changes, but also on changing feelings and hardships during puberty.
+ The chapters on puberty do not solely talk about sexual organs and their changes, but also about general changes in a growing body.
+ At the end, it has a list of national services that provide counseling and help with all things regarding sexual health.
o The book teaches about contraception, but focuses heavily on waiting until you feel responsible, whenever that might be.
o The book mentions same-sex relationships, but nothing about same-sex sexual activities.
o The book mentions homosexuality and bisexuality in a very mature and positive tone, but does not feature anything concerning asexuality or sexuality as a spectrum.
o This book contains the its normal to experiment with the other sex during your teenage years phrase, which I am really not a fan of.
o While it briefly touches on consent, it only contains the no means no part of it and doesnt talk about only yes means yes.
- The bird and the bee. I understand they were there to give the kids something to laugh and lighten things up. But it made me a little uncomfortable how the bee really didnt want to talk about sex, and the bird did so anyway. It kind of brings across the message that people who dont seem interested in sex or learning about it are just shy or ashamed. I think its important to teach kids about sex, but if they show that theyre not ready to learn about some things yet, its better not to force them to talk about something theyre very uncomfortable with.
Granted, this book is a few years old. For its age, it is quite well rounded. Not only does it explain the bodily functions and biological stuff very well, it also emphasizes feelings and sexuality apart from mere sex. I would recommend reading this book together with your kids, explaining what you agree with, what you dont agree with, and what more there is. Its not perfect, but it is very good..
Let's Talk About the Birds and the Bees
This book really clearly explains some tricky topics and has lots of good tips for parents too who want to broach the topic of sex education with their growing children but are not sure of the way to go about it like myself. I've found that my kids aged 7 and 9 read parts of it themselves and seem to find it really interesting but it is also a good point for starting conversations between us. I especially like that lots of the tips are based on real research of, for example, what kids want to be told by their parents. Would definitely recommend to others with children of a similar age. Did you? Yes No.
Let's Talk About the Birds and the Bees : Starting conversations about the facts of life From how babies are made to puberty and healthy relationships. Molly Potter. It's natural for young children to have questions about their bodies and where they came from, but it can seem a daunting task to answer honestly so that they understand the subtleties of puberty, sex, reproduction and relationships, and are comfortable with their bodies. This books uses clear, easy to understand language to answer complex questions about sex and relationships, and covers all manner of tricky subjects from puberty to consent with delicate accuracy and honesty. Filled with bright, fun illustrations and helpful advice for parents and carers, Let's Talk About the Birds and Bees is the perfect book for explaining the facts of life to small children. Molly now works as a teacher in a short-stay school with children that have been or are at risk from being excluded from mainstream schools - putting much of her PSHE expertise into practice. She thoroughly enjoys writing teacher materials and prides herself on being able to spice up any learning objective however boring it might appear at first!
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