I wish i would have pre-read these books. If i had, then I never would not have let my child read them. This series is totally inappropriate. A Beka Book has really nice health books that are a much healthier read for any family / child!
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.