My DS is 9 and has always been very squeamish. Even if I say the word heart, vein, skull he gets really grossed out and says I am trying to make him vomit. I am wondering what to do to teach him about the human body and biology etc? Any input?
Teaching about the human body when child is very squeamish?
Maybe start with the skeletal system (the least "gross") and keep it very dry and clinical, memorizing it in detail ? Maybe that would get him used to it enough to go on to other body systems. Save digestion for last if that grosses him out, or circulatory for last if it's a squeamish-about-blood issue. Also look for material that only has illustrations that look cartooney, with as few colors as possible, and no photographs.