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SEX EDUCATION 101

Sex education is a very broad topic. It is a lot more than explaining sex (or the facts of life or the birds and bees) to kids. 

It is about giving our kids the skills to make healthy and informed choices about love, sex and relationships. Which means that there are many possible conversations to have.

So you'll find lots of information that will help you to do sex education. 

This page is divided into sections to help you learn what to talk about, how to talk about it, when to talk about it, and why you need to talk about it.  Plus you'll find  resources like books, videos and useful websites listed as well.

You really can have open and honest conversations that will guide your child in making the right decisions about love, sex and relationships. As well as strengthen your relationship without feeling embarrassed, awkward or nervous.

And I'm here to show you how!

Learn what sex education is all about

Oh boy, there is a lot of information in this section. You'll find articles that talk about what sex education is, why you need to do it, when to do it, who should be doing it and how to do it! And if you want a book to help with sharing age-appropriate information, you'll find them in the book section (somewhere down the bottom of  this page).

Read more about bodies & body parts

Here you'll find blogposts that will help with talking about bodies and their different parts.  If  you're looking for a book to help you with these conversations, you'll  find them in the  section about books.

Read more about consent

I only have the one article about consent but  it is relevant for children of all ages. If  you're looking for a book to help you with talking to your child about consent, you'll  find them in the  section about books.

Read more about diversity

Diversity can be about many different things - families, gender, sex, race, and much more. If  you're looking for a book to help you with talking to your child about diversity, you'll  find them in the  section about books. 

Read more about pornography

Here you'll find information that will help you with talking to  your child about pornography.  Make sure you have a look at the book lists (in the book  section) as there are some fabulous children's books that will help you to start this essential conversation.

Read more about sexual intercourse

These blogposts will help you with explaining sexual intercourse to children. There's even an article on what to do if the kids catch you 'doing it'! Books are an invaluable resource for this conversation, so don't forget to have a look  at the books (in the  book section) as they can help with making this conversation a lot less awkward.

Sex Education Books for kids of all ages

Books are an invaluable resource for sex education as they provide kids with accurate and age-appropriate information about a wide range of different topics that help kids to make the right decisions about love, sex, relationships and growing up. 

If you're in a hurry, and want to know which books I recommend the most, you can read this article about the 10 best sex education books.

Otherwise, just click on the orange button below and it will take  you to my  huge list of over 200 sex education books for children.  And you can relax, they have been sorted into ages and topics for you, so that you can find the right book pronto!

Resources to help with talking about sex

Guide to explaining sexual intercourse in a way kids will understand

Guide to naming private parts & shame-free   conversations about bodies

Illustrations  for explaining the different body parts

Parent book with age-specific answers to kid's questions about sex

App that gives you answers to kid's sex ed questions

Extensive list of sex ed resources from the internet

Get a solid foundation for the sex talk 

Free tools to help with sex education

Vidoes for parents & kids about sex education