Father Sattler has written Parents, Children and the Facts of Life to help parents fulfill the extremely important duty of training boys and girls to be pure and innocent, and eventually to enter marriage with a noble and holy purpose if God calls them to that state of life. According to the official Catholic teaching, sex education is the duty of the parents, yet many parents still struggle to convey the facts of life to their children in a natural and inspiring way. Applying traditional Catholic principles to very practical questions, Fr. Sattler explains what parents should tell their children, when and how they should tell it, what moral and psychological dangers they must avoid, and what questions they should anticipate. His conversational and down to earth style provides parents with the confidence and practical wisdom to fulfill their role as their children\'s primary teachers of the facts of life.
The Rev. Father Henry V. Sattler, C.SS.R. and Ph.D., was a priest and author of the twentieth century. In the 1950s, he served as Assistant Director of the Family Life Bureau, for the National Catholic Welfare Conference. His Parents, Children and the Facts of Life: A Text on Sex Education for Christian Parents and for Those Concerned with Helping Parents was originally published in 1953 by St. Anthony's Guild, with the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest. Father Sattler's work was intended as a guide for parents to train their sons and daughters in the holy virtue of purity. In addition, TAN printed the work in 1993.