Having the sex talk with kids sounds like, well, not much fun. I’m good at being honest with children and stating things as they are. But I am not good at bringing up a subject. As a mom to be, I have often wondered how awkward it be to tell my own offspring just HOW it is they came to be.
Growing up on a farm, my brothers and I had a pretty clear idea of just how nature works. My parents never really told us anything, we just knew. However good that was, there were some drawbacks. Since the lines of communication had not been properly opened, we discussed these things among ourselves and our friends.
While discussion among peers may be okay, it’s not really the way you want your children getting their info. At least based on my experience, it’s not how I want my children to find out.
Today, I know that many kids get their info from media and the internet. Not a good way either.
With a couple brothers who are not yet teens, I know my mom was wanting to do better by them.
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Intoxicated on Life is a Natural Living Christ centered blog. The writers are amazing and I love their Write Through the Bible Curriculum. One of my favorite reasons I’m sure is simply due to the fact that they offer it in the KJV version of the bible as well as other versions.
My mother had bought several of their handwriting books for my little brothers, and when their newest product came out, she was VERY interested! The Talk is a 7 lesson series of bible studies that is written to introduce kids ages 6-10 to biblical sexuality.
My brothers were 9 and 12 when mom went through the series with them. The 12 year old was a little old for the course, and acted embarrassed, but the 9 year old had lots of good questions. Even though the older child was a bit more resistant, this course was able to open the lines of conversation between them and mother.
Having open lines of communication is highly important. For a child to know they can go to their parent(s) with awkward embarrassing questions is very important.
Out of curiosity I read through the course myself. I was very impressed. Very straight and to the point, this course explains the basics in a truly biblical manner. No awkward “we need to talk” with your child, but a simple bible study course that can be used right along side your normal studies.
I really liked how the lessons were laid out. You could simply read the script to your child, or ad-lib if needed. Either way, the course made it really simple to open the subject before your child and get those lines of communication going.
Here is a snip from the forward of The Talk.
I really appreciate the work that was put into this 7 day study, I found it easy to read and realized that the hard part was done. Using the simple, drawings to demonstrate, the questions to ask your child, scripture readings, and a prayer that praises our creator for each day; I am really happy to have this.
Admittedly, I won’t need it for 6 years or so, but I love being prepared!
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