Youre already establishing a track record with your kid by how you listen, by what you say when youre angry, and by how you treat your spouse. We like to surprise parents who ask us, When do I start talking about sex? The answer is, youve already started. As difficult as talking with your child about sex, peer pressure, and self-image may seem, you can do itand you must. Your childs future depends on it. Fortunately, youve got plenty of guidance and insight available in A Chickens Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids about Sex. Family psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman and sexuality educator Kathy Flores Bell guide you safely along the sometimes rocky road of pubescence as your child heads toward adolescence. This practical and engaging book covers his or her development not just from the waist down, but also from the neck up, where the important decisions about sex are made. Illustrated with real life scenarios, this book is filled with practical knowledge and biblical wisdom. It is a book of firsts: first bra, first shave, first period, first nocturnal emission, first school dance, first discussion about relating to the opposite sex. A Chickens Guide takes on the difficult things parents face with their kids today, such as dating relationships, sexual activity and rite of passage attitudes, STDs, molestation, and more. Leman and Bell take you beyond sex education and frank conversations to cultivating a relationship with your child. Get ready to acquire some unanticipated life skills in the process. Moms, discover how to buy that first athletic supporter for your son in Little League. Dads, learn how to navigate the feminine hygiene aisle at the supermarket for your daughter. Youll do more than meet your childs physical needs. Youll create the trust, support, and security he or she needs in your relationship. And in turn, youll gain a credible voice on such intimate topics as what sexual intercourse is and why to abstain from sex until marriage. With Bells expert yet simple knowledge of the dynamics of human sexuality and Dr. Lemans winsome, lighthearted approach, youll gain confidence for those difficult but essential talks. Here are the tools you need to help your kids not only understand their growing bodies, but cope with the temptations and social pressures that go with them.
Dr. Kevin Leman is an Internationally known Christian psychologist, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of fifty books including Have a New Kid by Friday, The Birth order Book, and Making Your Children Mind Without Losing Yours. A master communicator, Dr. Leman is a frequent guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows such as The View, Oprah, Today, Fox & Friends, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They are the parents of five children and two grandchildren.
Kathy Flores Bell was the cofounder of the Carondelet Health Network's Youth Sexuality Program, one of the nation's largest hospital-based chastity educational programs with an abstinence focus. Her work is now produced within Home Court Advantage, which is part of the John P. Bell Family Foundation. She and her husband, Michael, have four children and live in Tucson, Arizona.