How and When to Tell Your Kids about Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Character by Stanton L. JonesWhile this Christian book is not perfect and I dont agree with everything in it, its a wonderful book to get the conversation about sex and open lines of communication started with your children. The two biggest take-always are: start early and talk often (dont just have the talk). There are four companion books for parents and children to read together. Those books state facts and are a jumping off point for talking to your children. The four books are broken into four age appropriate levels of information:
The Story of Me (ages 3-5)
Before I was Born (ages 5-8)
Whats the Big Deal? Why God Cares about Sex (ages 8-11)
Facing the Facts: The Truth about Sex and You (ages 11-14)
Sexuality: What children should learn and when
Today, sex education has become a crucial factor to ensuring the safety of our children. The world can be a dangerous place, and not everyone has the safety and best interest of your child in mind. With proper information and guidance, you can help protect your children by equipping them with the necessary knowledge. Talking to your children about sex should be simple and informative, regardless of their age or gender. Children begin learning from their parents right from birth. Girls often learn the intricacies of womanhood from their mothers, and boys often learn about manhood from their fathers. When it comes to sex education, you want to ensure that they are properly informed, before their friends, social media, the internet, or any other source instill incorrect information in them.