Sex is More Than a Plumbing Lesson: A Parents’ Guide to Sexuality Education for Infants Through the Teen Years Stark 1990 Submitter: This book is pretty corny. Being 25 years old, it lacking any of the new issues facing kids when
How to tell your children about sex
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.
Making Babies: An Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together Stein 1974 Submitter: I weeded this 1970s gem from a community college where I work. Thankfully, despite its picture book status, it was not cataloged in JUV with all
Sex Without Fear Lewin and Gilmore 1950 Submitter: I found this book at an estate sale – it was first printed in 1950 and, seven years after that, was on its thirteenth printing…! The pictures really speak for themselves – words
Growing Up Caring Bolin 1990 Submitter: I found this little gem in the mountain of textbooks that have been left in the library. I’m really hoping that no one uses this book for class; it’s old enough that it could
Plain Talk About Sex For Christian Young People Orr 1950-1957(?) Sex is everywhere! Magazines, movies, television, and even athletics are ruining civilization. Girls, this is your responsibility. If you wouldn’t be so brazen in flaunting your lady parts, men would
Sex: If You’re Scared of the Truth Don’t Read This Sommer 2009 Submitter: I’m submitting a book that landed on my desk as an unwanted mailing this afternoon, and was just as quickly tossed in the trash. We are a
How Babies Are Made Andry and Schepp 1968 Submitter (Who asked me to call him/her “Nialla”): This little gem is no longer in our collection, but it’s been kept in the workroom for years. I’m pretty sure it was kept