mother and child sitting on bench using a teachable moment as an opportunity for sex education

How to find teachable moments for sex education

Teachable moments are everyday situations that give you an opportunity to talk to your child about sex. They provide parents with an opportunity to bring up specific issues about sexuality with your kid.

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What age is appropriate to teach sex education?

So, what age is appropriate to teach sex education? It all depends… Theoretically, sex education starts from birth ie from the moment the midwife holds up the baby and calls out ‘It’s

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Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian

Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian is a highly detailed book about puberty for girls that is filled with pictures and great information. This book is a little different to a lot of the other puberty books

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Pearl Fairweather Pirate Captain: Book Review

Pearl Fairweather Pirate Captain, by Jayneen Sanders, allows parents to start having some important conversation with their kids. As the mother of a daughter, I feel quite strongly about making sure

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What’s Happening To Me (boy) by Alex Frith

What’s Happening To Me (boy) by Alex Frith is an Usborne book for younger boys that talks to them about puberty and how babies are made. This is a nice simple and straightforward  book that talks

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15 reasons why parents don’t talk to their kids about sex: myths and facts about sex

When you first start thinking about sex education, it is pretty common to have  fears about whether you are doing the right thing by talking to your kids about sex. There are a whole lot of common myths

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Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian

Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian is a collection of short stories of sexual assault and can be used to start conversations about sexual consent. This book is ‘pretty heavy’ as it

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For Goodness Sex by Al Vernacchio

For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens about Sexuality, Values, and Health by Al Vernacchio helps parents to promote healthy sexuality, values, and body image in young people instead of withholding

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Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson

Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson is the perfect book for kids who are really curious about what actually happens to a fetus as it develops. It covers from conception (egg and sperm)

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The Care and Keeping of You 2 (American Girl) by Cara Natterson

The Care and Keeping of You 2 American Girl by Cara Natterson is an American Girl book about puberty and growing up for slightly older tweens. This is the next book from American Girl and is for girls

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Which books on sex education, best explain sex to kids?

I was recently this question about books on sex education, and it got me thinking about the different books that I have used! And trust me - I have looked at quite a few! Some people collect china

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Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole

Hair in Funny Places, by Babette Cole, is an explanation of puberty written with humour! I love it as it introduces the concept of  the physical and emotional changes of puberty in such a way, that your

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The secret of reading sex education books to kids

We all know about the importance of reading with our kids, and reading sex education books are just as important too.  Reading aloud doesn’t just help to improve your child’s ability to

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13 good reasons to talk with your kids about sex: the advantages of sex education

Most parents, know that eventually they will need to talk with their kids about sex… one day. Well, just in case you were still in denial or hoping to get out of it, I’m going to give you

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What is sex education?

When it comes to asking what is sex education, I’m not surprised that we get confused! sex education… sex ed… sexuality education… sexuality and relationships education…

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Our New Baby Inside by Mick Manning

Our New Baby Inside by Mick Manning is a lovely ‘lift the flap’ book for children that explains pregnancy. This book does not talk about sexual intercourse (just the fact that it takes a sperm

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