I have three children (5, 11, and 17). Throughout my children's lives I have searched high and low for guidance on how to talk with my kids about sex, just when I had begun losing hope... I stumbled upon Dr. Chirban's new book. Chirban's book has incredible depth and guidance, but at the same time he doesn't push his values and moral views on me. Dr. Chirban helps build a great structure for me to fill in with my own beliefs and feelings, I couldn't ask for more!! Strongly recommend to all parents!
This book is wonderful for parents seeking to be open and honest with their children. Many people have very different opinions about this subject and how to approach it with their children. The fact is there are many different interpretations regarding sexuality in the various denominations, but this book provides the tools parents need to help children understand the difference between love, sex and intimacy.
Dr. Chirban shows great compassion and sincerity in this book and it is obvious he has the very best motivation of heart for both parents and children alike in sharing this information in our world today.
I planned to talk to my daughter about sexual issues after she was seven--and thought that I was ahead of the game. This book helped me realize the importance of opening these discussions even earlier in and age-appropriate way. And I am glad I did. While this book gives you very helpful words to put the issues of sexuality in perspective from early on, it helped me realize that the other issues, as well, such as peer pressure, eating concerns, body self, and bullying affect what Dr. Chirban calls the "sexual self"--and the importance of my close relationship with my daughter to discuss these matters. So many important topics are covered. I shared the book with my friends and we each found areas that spoke to us in similar and different ways that we valued. This book is a blessing. I strongly recommend "How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex" because it helps you realize that the time is NOW to deal with sex and love with your kids.
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.