What book have you used to help discuss sex with your sons?
I’m thinking of buying "Almost 12" by Kenneth Taylor. I’m planning on doing a unit study on human anatomy and I thought it would be great to include a discussion on sex.
What book would you recommend?
My sons are 9 & almost 11. They have no problems talking to me about this subject so far.
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My son just turned 10 and last year I got him these two books:
_So You’re About to Become a Teenager_? By Dennis & Barbara Rainey and Samuel & Rebecca Rainey.
_Preparing for Adolescence_ by Dr. James Dobson
Just to note – the first one is against masterbation and the second says it’s okay. I say that in case one or the other matters to you.
My son was SO relieved after reading these books. He was beginning to fear being a pre-teen before reading them. I did pre-read them. I ended up getting them at a great time, as he started puberty signs before his 10th birthday. The books allowed my DH and I to have lots of open discussion with him. He already understood all the anatomy and what sex was, and how it happened. He just needed to know what was going to happen to his body.
I think just talking with them openly is better than any book.. I also think a good book for them to read would be "The Measure of a Man" by Sidney Poitier.
Keep up the good work. My son is 19 and still comes to me to talk.
The B-i-b-l-e, yes, that’s the book for me!
These are the books that were recommended to us. We saw them at a parenting seminar we recently went to.
We have an open dialog with my oldest right now, so this hasn’t been necessary, but my youngest seems to be a little more complicated.
I have two boys, 26 and 12. I’ve used Josh Harris’; "True Love Waits."
My boys have really liked this series. It has books to discuss why to wait for sex (physical, emotional, social, biblical). What to do if you choose NOT to wait. The series is very good at addressing my boys’ feelings and helping them to understand that they are not alone. Then as Jay got older (and when Toby is) the series continued with, "How I kissed dating good bye". It helped him to date "safely". They gave good ideas and tips to keep from getting into situations that were to tempting. YET, gave him arenas to practice being with girls.