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Rethinking Sex Ed: The Wisdom of Religion… Without the Crazy by Dr Doug Hammack

Inside:  Rethinking Sex Ed by Dr Doug Hammack is a helpful guidebook for Christian parents trying to figure out how to talk to their kids about sex.

About this book

Rethinking Sex Ed: The Wisdom of Religion... Without the Crazy by Dr Doug Hammack breaks down capital 'R' Religion, discussing the history of the "church" and how it has dealt with sex ("don't do it outside of marriage") and how that is failing our young people today. It is a helpful guidebook for parents trying to figure out how to talk to their kids about sex.

Now, I don't know the history of religion, and I don't know the current political climate in regards to religion in the USA. But I do have a lot of American LDS parents and parents with Christian values in my Facebook group. And I see how they struggle with balancing shamefree conversations with their faith-based values.

So I agreed to look at this book, as I am always on the look out for resources that will help faith-based parents with open and honest conversations with their kids about sex.

And I think that this book, can definitely help them with that!

What I really like about this book, is the shame-free, open, honest and non-judgemental approach to takes towards sexuality.  It's based on the premise that if we can have open and honest conversations with our kids about sexuality, then we can expect our kids to make smart choices.

I think it would be a useful tool for any parent, who is especially after some guidance on how to chat to their child about love and relationships. 

At the end of the book, you'll find  practical advice on how to talk to your child/teen about sex, as well as how to tackle conversations about masturbation, pornography and when to have sex. 

All in all, I think it is a great resource for parents.

You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education 

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Target Group

Rethinking Sex Ed: The Wisdom of Religion... Without the Crazy by Dr Doug Hammack is a book for parents.

Buy a copy

You can buy a copy of Rethinking Sex Ed: The Wisdom of Religion... Without the Crazy by Dr Doug Hammack ​from Amazon.

You can find more books like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.

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Resources

My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.

Which means that inside this website, you'll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.

My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.

My Puberty 101 page includes all of the information on puberty. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with talking to your child about growing up.

You'll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.

You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents! 

If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body. 

You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.

If you're worried that talking to your child about bodies might lead to questions about sex, then you can relax. How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you to explain sexual intercourse to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that  take the stress out of explaining!

If you want a printed book to hold in your hands, then the  The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid's ask parents about sex. Which means you don't need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands. 

If you want the answers to questions about a lot more than just sex, then Sex Ed Quickies is your best option. It has answers to 300+ questions  that kids commonly ask parents,  including how babies are made, sexual intercourse, body parts, puberty, relationships, pregnancy, birth, masturbation, sexual diversity, gender, pornography, STIs, contraception and much more.

About the Author Cath Hakanson

I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.

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