Dear Jill,

10 Questions Kids Ask About Sex rd 2 (1)I have been reading the Bill and Pam Farrel’s book 10 Questions Kids Ask about Sex, after you featured it on your blog a while back. I have 4 boys ages 8, 6, 4, and 2. I know we have needed to have this talk for a while. My emotions on this are all over the place and I have some issues from my growing up years I am working through so that I can teach my boys the Godly meaning of sex. My question is what picture books or other books can you suggest to use while we talk to our boys? Thanks in advance!



Dear Kara,

Good for you for thinking ahead about this subject!  Most of us are leery of having these conversations with our kids because it’s a subject we’re not entirely comfortable with ourselves!  I definitely recommend Bill and Pam’s new Hearts at Home book 10 Question Kids Ask About Sex.  I’m so glad you are already reading that.

With some of our kids, we used the Passport to Purity series from Family Life.  For others, we piggybacked conversations about the body and sex when they had the film series in school.

We always used correct language to talk about parts of the body even when they were small.  We also didn’t shy away from answering their questions as they came along.

Because you posted this question on Facebook, there were two book suggestions immediately made.  Those include:

5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son by Vicki Courtney.

5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter  by Vicki Courtney.

When I dug into our bookshelf, I found the books we had used when the kids were younger.  They were the first two books of the God’s Design for Sex book series.

Let’s see if any other parents have other resources to suggest!



What about you? What resources have you used to help teach your children about sex? You can post your suggestions as a comment here



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