The books cover items in an age appropriate way...
November 24, 2010
As a father of 3 boys, I pre-read book #3 since I have a 10 yr old son and was at first put back by some of the directness - but after considering how in Biblical times - or even today anyone that works on a farm from an early age - sees animals in the act. It's a natural part of life and to keep kids in a bubble does more harm than good. That was a game changer for us and after reading the first two books to all three sons and my 10 yr old and I reading the 3rd one together, it was an awesome and blessed experience. It covered things that I would not have thought to touch on and drove home God's plan for sex and marriage very well. Glad to have spoken to him before the school bus and playground did! Don't put this off - start the process early!
These are important books that should be read to/with your kids if you desire to teach about sex in a wholesome and Judeo-Christian perspective. They come straight to the point about all topics regarding sex, the body, AIDS, and more issues that teens (or younger now-a-days) will be confronted with at some point. It's better to arm your kids with the correct information and prespective so you don't have to play catch-up later or try to reverse prespectives they pick up from friends, media, etc... Better to know the truth early than to grow up in a vacuum on this topic. My own son calls it "the abrupt book" and rightly so. It's a bit emabarrassing to read, but it's welll worth it. We chuckle about now and he knows it is important stuff.
I was very skeptical and uncomfortable to start this process. However, it turned out to be an amazing experience for my 6 yo daughter and I. We have been through a rough 2 years with issues that these books helped both of us work through. She actually ask me to read the 2nd book to her then we looked at pictures in the 3rd book and had great discussions about it. Although it was uncomfortable for both of us in the beginning I am so glad we did it. I highly recommend them.
This series is wonderful. I know that other reviewers are concerned about the level of detail that is provided. I personally think that this is a good idea. Unfortunately, my daughter was introduced to these topics by other children on the playground in the 2nd grade! I would much prefer that they hear this information from me and a Biblical world view than from other kids.
I bought this set for my children, 4-13. The first book was simple and well written, I liked it. The rest of the books I was very disappointed with. They are far too informative. The last book for children 11-14 has drawings of an erect penis, a circumcised verse uncircumcised penis, and more. I don't feel this is stuff any child needs to know, it's not a part of God's Design for sex. I think they went a bit overboard. It's a great thing to teach your children while they are young that their body is a wonderful thing, but we don't need to overload them with information that is unnecessary.