A few weeks ago, I received a copy of a wonderful question and answer book on sexuality that was put together by Mary H. Halter, founder of Healthy Edudynamics, an organization that educates young people by providing them with the knowledge and space to develop a healthy respect for their own bodies and the bodies of others. Set up in chapters focusing on the real questions that kids of all ages ask, the answers provide parents and educators, and even kids themselves, with accurate information that can help guide them through puberty.
While the questions from the serious (What would happen to the baby if a pregnant woman did use drugs?) to the more innocent (Why do girls’ breasts grow bigger and boys’ don’t?), there are also questions that are pretty funny, from an adult perspective but can seem quite important – and perhaps scary – to a child (How many minutes do you have to stay in sex?)
Mary provides honest, accurate and age appropriate responses which parents can alter for their own children depending on the situation and how much your child is able to comprehend.
101 Questions Kids Really Ask…And the Answers They Need to Know is available through the Healthy Edudynamics website, along with a DVD that provides a comprehensive health education program for homes, schools, churches and community organizations.