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Each family is different and each prefers to handle these topics their own way. In this article, I present just a few of the many, many resources available to help parents introduce these topics in their own way, at a time deemed appropriate by them.
Note, I have not personally reviewed each of these books and courses — that is up to you, the parent, to preview in advance of giving to your child.
Listed in no particular order. Inclusion does not imply endorsement. All open a new window:
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Lifespan Sexuality Education
There’s No Place Like Home for Sex Education lesson plans from Advocates for Youth
Becoming a Teen by Jossey-Bass
Time 4 Learning high school health course
Changing Lives, Changing Bodies book by Harmony Press
Tim Tebow’s Guide, entitled “Know Who You Are”
What’s Happening to my Body? by William Morrow books
What’s Going On Down There? by Karen Gravelle
The Guy Book: An Owner’s Manual by Crown Books
How to talk confidently to your child about sex from Concordia Press
It’s Perfectly Normal from The Family Library
Digital tools from Planned Parenthood
Health Course Grades 9-12 From Currclick
The Talk Book: 7 lessons about biblical sexuality
For Goodness Sex book Al Vernacchio
Taking Charge of Your Fertility book Tony Weschler
Art of Natural Family Planning book
Love, Sex and God (for young men)
Love, Sex and God (for young women)
Sex Ed Library of resources from SEICUS Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Kiss The Girls and Made Them Cry book Lisa Bevere
The Story of Me (God’s Design for Sex) book
Facing the Facts book Stan and Brenna Jones
For more curriculum products and book lists, you may want to search HERE.
Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau is a college professor who traded in her tenure to become a homeschool mom 20+ years ago. A homeschooling pioneer and the founder of many groups and organizations, she works to advance home education, and is an outspoken supporter of education reform coast to coast. Her book, Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in Two Weeks, is industry-acclaimed as it illustrates how homeschooling can rescue children and families from the public school system, and how anyone can begin homeschooling within a limited time-frame, with no teaching background whatsoever. A writer, a homeschool leader, and a women’s life coach, Marie-Claire mentors in a variety of areas that impact health, education and lifestyle. A conference speaker, she has appeared at FPEA, H.E.R.I., Home Education Council of America, The Luminous Mind, Vintage Homeschool Moms, iHomeschool Network, and many other events. Her articles have appeared in and on Holistic Parenting, CONNECT,Homefires, Homemaking Cottage, Kiwi, Circle of Moms, and hundreds of sites and blogs nationwide. Marie-Claire can be reached at email@example.com.
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