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A better way to teach kids about sex

Laura M. Padilla-Walker (Author), Dean M. Busby (Author), Chelom Eastwood Leavitt (Author), Jason S. Carroll (Author)
For generations, parents and leaders have had the best of intentions when teaching children and youth about sexuality and the law of chastity. Despite meaning well, many parents have lacked the essential tools and knowledge needed to arm their children to navigate their own sexuality and prepare for a marriage that includes a healthy and joyous view of sexual wholeness. The fact is, the chewing gum, crushed flower, and unwrapped cupcake analogies are harmful. They instill fear over the dangers of immorality but do not teach the beauty and blessings of following the Lord's law of chastity. Fortunately, there is a healthy way to talk to our children about this important topic. This guide for parents is a scientifically informed LDS perspective on how to talk with children in an open and faith-based way to help them build a foundation of communication and trust, understand the physical body, and gain a healthy approach to sexual wholeness. Learn the spiritual, physical, and emotional dimensions of sexual wholeness to gain a well-rounded understanding of the role of sexuality in God's plan for His children. Find expert advice that's in harmony with gospel insights for specific sexual issues such as pornography, self-touching and masturbations, same-sex attraction, and dating. Gain confidence in discussing sensitive topics with your children through counsel tailored for parents of children of all ages-it's never too early or too late to start!
eBook, English, 2018
Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2018
1 online resource (viii, 198 pages) : illustrations
9781629737317, 1629737313
Sexual metaphors
Moving beyond abstinence toward sexual wholeness
Parents are integral
Parenting is different for different children
Basics of sexual anatomy and puberty
Discussing and celebrating puberty
Body image
Modesty and sexuality
Self-touching and masturbation
Same-sex attraction
Pairing-off and dating
Engagement and honeymoon