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Having ‘the Talk’ today

'Parents and carers need no longer fear talking about the birds and the bees...'
Lisa Yew reviews Birds and Bees by the Book for the Assembly of Confessing Congregations.

"Where did I come from?" It's the question that makes parents and carers to squirm, but these days it seems so much more complicated. Questions that children may or may not be asking out loud still need clear answers. Is it ok to look like me? Why do two men want to marry each other? Am I really a girl? Why do those pictures make me feel so good? How do we teach our children to think biblically about sex and sexuality in our current world? And how do we do it without needing an industrial plunger to remove our foot from our mouth?

Patricia Weerakoon's picture book set Birds and Bees by the Book, illustrated by Lisa Flanagan is a great tool for introducing these and other issues around sex. Consisting of six books, the set looks at different kinds of families, the body, the brain, gender, sex and pornography in an age-appropriate, biblical, and straightforward way...

Continue reading Birds and Bees by the Book review here.

First published by the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church of Australia.

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