January 1, 2016 | strande
Puberty and sex can be challenging topics to bring up with your child, but if you need some resources to help you, take a look at these. As with many nonfiction topics, these books will be located by others on the same or similar topics.
Not all books will be suitable for all readers.
Books for Younger Children
Uses bird and bee cartoon characters to present straightforward explanations of topics related to sexual development, love, reproduction, adoption, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Books for Older Children and Teens
"A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identies, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or "the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century."--.
Goes beyond typical references about physical changes to address the myriad emotional changes that occur throughout adolescence, counseling young adults about such feelings as anger toward parents, experiencing crushes, and feeling attracted to people of the same gender.
Introduces human sexuality, describes the changes brought about by puberty, and discusses sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and pregnancy.
Uses a question and answer format to teach teenage boys and girls about puberty and sex.
Books for Parents
A straight-talking guide for modern parents about how and when to talk to their young children about sex and sexuality, from a professor of human sexuality and former director of health for New York City public schools.