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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Straight Talk With Your Kids About Sex

Item Description

In How to Talk to Your Child About Sex, Josh and Dottie McDowell draw on their decades-long love and concern for youth. Building on the ?Why True Love Waits? campaign and utilizing up-to-the-minute research from Josh's ?The Bare Facts? resources, the McDowells provide a compact, easy-to-use guide to support parents in
  • putting sex and sexuality in a biblical context of relationship to God
  • gauging their child's emotional and spiritual readiness
  • being alert to questions and opportunities
  • being direct and open without violating their child's emotions
  • proactively shaping their child's worldview in today's sex-saturated culture
Working from their own experience with four children, Josh and Dottie give readers encouragement and solid information in the sometimes-awkward process of guiding their child into a healthy understanding of God's gift of sex.

Cafe Lily's Review:

Any parent raising a child in this day and age, will quickly realize they cannot avoid the topic of sex for very long. Gone are the days of blissful innocence.  Our children and teenagers are bombarded, and we need to be diligent and on guard.  

Wise parents will add this book to their library IMMEDIATELY, and begin talking with their children, instead of allowing the media and complete strangers to introduce sex to their kids.

This book tackles the hard issues head on, and the statistics are shocking.  As an example, with the Internet and social media explosion, 93% of boys and 62% of girls are exposed to Internet pornography before they turn 18.  Parents can no longer afford to put their heads in the sand and hope for the best.   

This isn't a book full of preachy "do's and don'ts" but rather a guide that provides excellent advice on everything from how to build a strong relationship with your child, how to start the conversations, monitoring actvities, and helping your child avoid the pitfalls and pressures in today's world.

One of the best parenting books I have read in a long time, I highly recommend it!

Disclosure of Material Connection:

I received this book free from Harvest House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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