I was somewhat uncomfortable with talking about sex with my children but Talking with Your Kids about Sex by John Chirban shows how inconsistent parents can be as we can be when we aren't open with our kids and preserve the most wonderful gift we have with our kids--OUR RELATIONSHIP--when we help them sort out sexuality. I am convinced how important parents and the home is in helping my kids talk about sex. Though I was intimidated by the task this is an excellent guide that is pleasant to read because of its practical stories and practical advice. Thank you for this book!
It's been very hard for my husband and I to find a book that we could really find useful with our kids who are affected by questions and issues of teenagers today. We have a lot of material that tells us about spiritual and pastoral guidance about sex but that does not relate the issues the ways in which our kids talk. Dr. Chirban explains and especially supports parents to be honest with what they know and can learn with their kids as they figure out realistic and spiritually smart management of sexuality. While this is not east, this book is well worth the read.
I am very glad that I confronted my discomfort to pick up HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT SEX. After all, it meant possibly admitting that I was not as prepared as I had hoped to address sexuality with my kids. The author does a great job in helping the parents realize that they are like everyone else--and then beautifully guides you to realize that you're just like most parents and simply need the right tools. Thank you, Dr. Chirban, for making it clear that it's our relationship and values that are key to making the best connections with our kids. I highly recommned this book as an excellent resource and guide and for making the priorities clear .
Every parent struggles with the "when's, how's and why me's" about when it is appropriate to talk to our kids about the birds and the bees. This is my 'GO TO' book. it has helped me tremendously understand why my kids do what they do, and help me explain in the most straight simple ways about their bodies, their changes, their feelings, and yes, even SEX! Reading about Dr. Chirban's own experiences and how he approached his own children's needs, are the examples I need to develope my own "talks" and let my children know its OK to trust and confide in me when they have questions. In today's world, sex is all around us, and it pokes at our children well before they are at an age to understand it, and that is scary. Having this book under my belt has allowed me to relax more about these subjects with my kids, and not DREAD the TALK! I stongly recommend this book for new mothers and fathers, grandparents, and even the seasoned well-versed parents of teenagers!