Mommy, where do babies come from? It’s the question every parent dreads – and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Just wait for What’s oral sex? or What’s an orgasm? And if you don’t tell them, they’ll (mis)inform themselves elsewhere: the internet, their friends, or through pornography.
It’s far better to meet your children’s questions head-on. But how?
The Sex Education Answer Book is the definitive guide to answering your child’s questions, whether they’re three or fourteen. With chapters organized by age rather than by topic, The Sex Education Answer Book is an easy reference that will demystify sex for both parent and child.
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“If the thought of speaking to your kids about sex sends you into a cold sweat, then this is the perfect book for you! Cath has taken a sensitive topic and turned it into easy, practical explanations that shall satisfy any child’s curiosity as well as soothe parents need to get it right. If you want to know how to answer your 4 yr olds question about where babies come from or your 9 yr olds question about puberty, then Cath provides age-appropriate responses, that will ensure you can have an open dialogue with your child. It is simple, factual and easy to understand and I think should become every parent’s guidebook to teaching their children about sex and sexuality.”
Lael Stone. Birth, Parenting, and Sexuality Educator. Co-founder of About Birth. Mother of 3.
“As a mum of two girls I really didn’t know where to start or how to arm myself with the tools I need to help my girls but this book has been invaluable in giving me age appropriate strategies and ideas in order to feel more confident and open to be able to not only answer their questions, but the knowledge to start a conversation too. I feel I’ve given myself the space and tools to be able to focus on this and to build my confidence so I can be natural and relaxed around my girls. It’s so important for me that my girls understand and feel confident so they can be themselves and this book helps me to break down a very complex and daunting subject for me into bite size answers and topics. My girls ask random questions and this book gives you a toolkit to be able to dip in and out when you need it.
I think this book is a long term resource and I have not just used this once but I find myself coming back to the online version of this book, Sex Ed Quickies, time and time again as my girls grow and develop. As their knowledge unfolds I will refer back to the book constantly to be able to check in and see what I need to understand so that I can position this appropriately for my children.
I like the fact this book also gave me answers to questions I would not even have dreamed of thinking about so I feel really informed and prepared and it’s like I’ve got this toolkit of ideas and answers with me now and I can dip in and out as I need to and as my children develop.
I think for me the biggest thing was knowing where to start as the whole topic to me feels overwhelming and daunting. The great thing about this book is that not only does it give you practical tools, ideas and confidence but it gave me the starting point to be able to think about this topic and it breaks down the thoughts and questions into answers and ideas that are really useful and that you can use every day in real life. For me it took the fear out this topic and it made me feel like I don’t have to have all the answers but just be relaxed and open and willing to talk to my girls openly so we can use the book to work this out together. It’s a really great, practical and confidence building resource.”
Katy, Bexley UK. Mother of 2.
“Cath Hakanson has successfully managed to provide, accurate and comprehensive information about a complex topic, laid out in simple, useful and easy to read language. Complete with indexed format – specific to each age and stage of development. An extremely difficult undertaking only a professional with her extensive background could achieve.
She has provided parents with not only the simplest answers about Human Sexuality and Sex, but has also added a couple of extra layers of optional detail as well. This means parents can pick and choose the responses that are most suitable for their specific family conversations and circumstances. This book should be every parent’s ‘go to’ as far as examples of actual wording for answers to the often dreaded Sex and Human Sexuality questions when they arise. I have not seen a book that addresses Sex and Sexuality conversations by age group so succinctly. Cath’s extensive experience and research means parents can completely rely on the quality and relevancy of the content. will be highly recommending this book to parents.”
Vanessa Hamilton, Sexuality Nurse Educator and Founder of Talking The Talk Sex and Health Education. Mother of three.
“My son has yet to ask me any questions about sex, so reading this book has helped me to prepare for the impeding onslaught! This book is absolutely a resource that I will refer to in the future. I can see myself going back to it every six months or so, to stay prepared but also so that I can reflect on where my child’s development might have moved on from one age group to another.
I found the ‘getting started’ section of the book to be very informative. It immediately put me at ease, in that I now understand that by answering my child’s questions in a measured way, that I might prevent some visits to the internet to satisfy such curiosities. Which is a big priority. The book removed the ‘fear of the unknown’ in many respects, and left me with the feeling that addressing my child’s questions need not be difficult or uncomfortable. The book put me at ease in that it has prepared me for the day I am asked such questions by my son.”
Nathan, Perth, father of 1 boy!
“Cath talks to you on a personal level that makes you feel comfortable about approaching sex talk with your child. I love that Cath has integrated a consistent talking base to each age level, with age appropriate additions that build on the original principles clearly set out for you to understand and feel at ease. You don’t need to read from 3 year old to 14 year old in one hit. It is a go to book for times when you need of talk to your child about sex on their age level”.
Raigan Joannides, mother of two and founder of Raigan J – Bags for your everyday essentials.
I found the book very easy to read and comprehend. The format makes it very easy to find the answers for your aged child. My daughter is 8, and not as mature, so I read the 7 and 8 yo sections.
I’m always going to have fears when it comes to answering my daughter’s questions, but this book has removed a great deal of those fears. I especially like the exercises to do in front of the mirror and am going to start doing those. It definitely gives me the confidence to answer my daughter’s questions. I’m not quite as nervous knowing I have this book as a resource and will be using it as a resource until my daughter out grows it!! I really enjoyed reading this book. It has helped me a great deal learning what is age appropriate information to share with my daughter.
Tiffany, North Carolina, Mother of an 8 year old girl.