How and When to Tell Your Kids about Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Character by Stanton L. JonesWhile this Christian book is not perfect and I dont agree with everything in it, its a wonderful book to get the conversation about sex and open lines of communication started with your children. The two biggest take-always are: start early and talk often (dont just have the talk). There are four companion books for parents and children to read together. Those books state facts and are a jumping off point for talking to your children. The four books are broken into four age appropriate levels of information:
The Story of Me (ages 3-5)
Before I was Born (ages 5-8)
Whats the Big Deal? Why God Cares about Sex (ages 8-11)
Facing the Facts: The Truth about Sex and You (ages 11-14)
Sexuality: What children should learn and when
By Lindsay Kneteman Sep 24, Photo: iStockphoto. She told herself that, when it came to teaching her kids about sex, she would be open and honest. Now a mom to a month-old and a two-and-a-half-year-old, King wants to keep that promise. They recommend weaving sex into everyday discussions, layering in more information over time and introducing certain concepts at specific ages. That means incorporating the proper names for genitals into everyday activities like bath time.