In another throwback to the 50s, we have a book about talking to your kids about sex, aimed at Christian parents. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but is seriously dated. The general advice is pretty sound: answer questions as they come up and don’t get fearful or defensive. This is probably pretty good advice for any question kids have.
Naturally, there is emphasis in staying within strict guidelines of acceptable behavior. Modesty, particularly for the girls, should be emphasized early and often. I can’t imagine too many modern parents getting upset at kids for pretty normal stuff like shedding clothes, discussion of genitalia, and toilet habits. If this guy ever showed up at my story time, he would see the occasional disrobing, kids showing me “big kid” underwear and lots of unladylike behavior. No big deal. It’s what toddlers and preschoolers do.
I would weed it in a heartbeat at my library, however it might have value in a university archive or library. In the meantime, I thought this book was an interesting throwback to olden times. Read it for laughs and or for historical jollies, not for information.
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