Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Sex Education

In honor of Valentine's Day, this installment of the Subversive Children's Book Club will be the annual Valentine's Week Installment on Sex Education.  If the rates of sexually transmitted infections among young adults are any indication, at least one in two sets of American parents are seriously falling down on the job when it comes to sex education.  In states like Texas, where schools are required to teach the highly ineffective "abstinence only" version of sex education, there is no one to take up the slack when parents flake out on this.  Knowledge is power, people.  Don't leave your kids with helplessness instead.  Mom up - it's your job.  Below are some very useful classics. 



  • It’s So Amazing:  A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Robie H. Harris
  • It’s Perfectly Normal:  Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris
  • The Period Book: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask  (But Need to Know) by Karen Gravelle
  • What’s Going On Down There? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask  by Karen Gravelle
  • The Care And Keeping of You:  The Body Book for Girls by Valorie Schaefer.

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