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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Parenting / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:182
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667836171

Sex Talks with Tweens

What to Say & How to Say It

by Amy Lang MA

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Overview

If you want your kids to make good decisions, have healthy relationships and feel great about themselves as a sexual person, Sex Talks with Tweens is your go-to guide.

Parents finally have what they've been waiting for—a modern (and often humorous) guide to talking with tweens about sexuality. This book takes the fear out of the sex talks and empowers parents to tackle this vital part of raising children.

Description

When parents don't talk with their tweens, pornography, peers and social media will do it for them. These are the last (and worst) places kids for kids to get their sex education.

No more wondering how much is too much information, parents will find essential, age-appropriate scripts on topics such as:

  • Consent
  • Gender
  • Pleasure
  • Puberty
  • Relationships
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Pornography
  • Their own sexuality
  • And more (a lot more)

In addition to scripts on nearly everything they need to know, acclaimed sexuality and parent educator, Amy Lang, MA, has included simple tips used by thousands of parents. These tips will make the conversations easier, effective and even fun.

They need you.

Give your tween the gift of fact-based, positive and healthy sexuality education.

They may hate it in the moment but they will thank you in the long run.

"There has been a serious dearth of advice on how to talk to tweens about sex. Amy Lang to the rescue! Her straightforward (and often funny) book gives parents the tools to build trust with their children as well as raise them to approach sexuality consciously, positively and responsibly." —Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex

"I am constantly asked by parents, "What words do I use when talking to my kids?" I have collected hundreds of sex education books over the years and this excellent book stands out! It is simpler to use than most and it covers a broad range of topics. More than ever, we need to be approachable and 'askable' parents who empower our kids. This book will help you do just that!" —Rowena Thomas, founder of 'Amazing Me' is a Sexual Health Educator based in Sydney, Australia.

"Amy Lang makes even the most blush-worthy topics totally approachable. You'll get plenty of tips to help you help your child be prepared to stay safe, healthy, and responsible. You can DO this—equipped with this book!" —Amy McReady, Parenting Coach and author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World

"Amy Lang offers honest, open talking points that educate parents (and their kids) with a fun yet concise voice. If this book goes missing, look under your child's pillow!" —Kim Cook, RN CHES, Author, Teen World Confidential: Five-Minute Topics to Open Conversations; Founder, The Sex Education Alliance

About the author

When Amy Lang became a parent she assumed she would be amazing at the sex talks because she had been a sexual health educator for over 16 years. She was not. At all. Surprised by her discomfort she began to seek out the best ways to talk with kids about this important part of life.

While researching this topic she realized she could combine her love of sexual health and master's degree in adult education and help other parents tackle this important part of parenting. In 2006 she started her company Birds & Bees & Kids.

With her lively, engaging and down-to-earth style she helps parents become their kid's go-to birds and bees source. Amy's books, Birds & Bees Solutions Center and podcast, Just Say This, show parents the sex talks don't need to be an ordeal and can become a fun and rewarding part of parenting.

She also provides childhood sexual development and sexual abuse prevention training for early childhood and youth-serving organizations, such as the US Air Force Youth and Family Services and Boys & Girls clubs. Amy is still married to her first husband and they are getting the hang of parenting their recently launched man-child. She lives in Seattle WA and you can learn more about her work at BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com or BBKpros.com

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