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the birds and the bees

Posted by andrewlina Z5 ( on
Tue, Oct 16, 07 at 10:20

My 11 year old was "physically" a woman last year. She knew enough about puberty that this would happen to her and she handled(s) it like a pro! BUT,there needs to come the talk about conception,birth control and so on.I told her I needed to talk to her about this, and she said she would rather read about it on her own. She is quite shy about those things. Can anyone recommend a great book that discusses these things & is easy to understand for someone her age? Thanks!

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RE: the birds and the bees

They have great books on the subject at any good bookstore. I suggest you go and take a look and pick out one that meets your criteria for details. I bought a good book for my son, and he just told me that it really helped all through is growing up (he is 18 now). Good luck with this!

RE: the birds and the bees

  • Posted by mjsee Zone 7b, NC (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 17, 07 at 16:08

"It's Perfectly Normal" is supposed to be a pretty good one...Chinaberry has it.

When she's older... you can't beat the info in "Our Bodies, Ourselves."


Here is a link that might be useful: It's Perfectly Normal

RE: the birds and the bees

Hey thanks Melanie! That book does look wonderful! I know the book "Our bodies,ourselves" is an awesome book,even for me,and I am 44! Thanks for the suggestions Melanie & Kathy! Julie

RE: the birds and the bees

Hi Kathy,

There's one entitled "A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey with your Kids about Sex" by Dr. Kevin Leman & Kathy Flores Bell.

If you go on to the Focus on the Family site and check out the resources section you can take a look at the table of contents of this book.

Good luck:)


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