Book Review: Asking About Sex & Growing Up : A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids by Joanna Cole is a great book for explaining sex to tweens and early teens.
A short overview of this book
Asking About Sex & Growing Up : A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids by Joanna Cole is a great book for kids who have questions about love, sex and relationships. Kids who want more information than what a picture book can provide them with.
This is an older book (updated in 2009) that is still very popular. And I can see why! As it provides kids with age-appropriate answers to their questions. And talks about masturbation, why sexual touch can feel nice, what sex is, homosexuality (and other sexual attractions), what a crush is, how to make (and have) a baby, how to prevent pregnancy (and what to do if it happens), how to prevents STIs and to keep yourself safe. And more.
It is extremely comprehensive. But it is a little outdated in regards to its language about gender and sexting/pornography is not mentioned. Despite this, it is still a great book as it answers questions that parents may struggle with.
You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
Asking About Sex & Growing Up : A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids by Joanna Cole is ideal for children between the ages of 8 to 12 years.
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