Looking For Books To Help You Talk To Your Children About Their Changing Bodies, Sexual Health And More?

It's Perfectly Normal

 

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I’m there. The part of parenting where your child starts asking questions about their bodies.

  • Mom, when can I start using deodorant?
  • Mom, when can I start wearing a bra?
  • When will I start having hair on my legs and underarms?

And the list goes on and on. In fact, the list is endless. As it should be, right? When children are entering the first stages of puberty, their bodies begin to change and their minds begin to open and become aware of different things.

I’m ready and I’m not ready. Hey! I’m being honest.

There’s two books on the market that’s available for parents and kids to help guide those conversations:

‘It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health’

“It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families”

My children are changing in locker rooms now for sports and coming home telling me tales about “hair down there”. It’s important to let them know about what’s to come. I appreciated the “know your body” attitude this book offers for parents and their children.

If you are ready to have conversations with your children about sex education, ‘It’s Perfectly Normal’ has several chapters dedicated to that subject as well. If it’s about their body or sexual education, you will be able to find it within these two books. Both ‘It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health’ and “It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families” have stood the test of time. These titles – which have been around for decades – have been updated as the medical industry has grown and learned through discovery.

The latest versions houses an all encompassing view at sex education.

You might have a seven year who is not ready for these conversations. You might have a seven year old who has older siblings and is asking a lot of questions. Either way, it’s good to know there are options available for those that are looking for them.

 

It’s Perfectly Normal

www.candlewick.com/ipn-power

By Robie H. Harris

Illustrated by Michael Emberley

For Age 10 and up / Grades 5 and up

Available wherever books are sold

Celebrating 20 years in print!

Millions of kids, preteens, and teens have turned to It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health for honest, reliable, accurate, up-to-date, and accessible information to answer their questions and concerns about: puberty, sex, sexual health, reproduction, birth control, pregnancy, birth, families, LGBT, the Internet, sexual abuse, and STDs, including HIV/AIDS.

 

It’s So Amazing!

www.candlewick.com/isa-power

By Robie H. Harris

Illustrated by Michael Emberley

For Ages 7-10 / Grades 2-5

Available wherever books are sold

Celebrating 15 years in print!

 

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies — and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Familiesprovides the answers — with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children ages seven through ten in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies.

Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.

What do you think about these two options? Do you think you will need to lean on books like these when it comes time to talk about the birds and the bees with your kids?

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