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I'm looking for a good sex ed book for my 10-year-old stepson. He knows the basics but is a pretty reserved preteen -- I doubt he will ask his dad or me questions when they come up, so I want him to have a good resource to look to in the privacy of his bedroom. Changing Bodies, Changing Lives was my go-to guide from his age through teenagerhood, but I don't think it has been updated in many years. Any suggestions?
 

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I'm watching interestedly, I'm looking for a book for my 11 year old stepsister who knows all the basics but we think would benefit from more information that she can take in in privacy.<br>
I used to read Girltalk by Carol Weston, has that been updated? Or is there anything similar available thats newer?
 

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"What's happening to my body?" There is one for boys and one for girls. I gave the one for boys to my son when he was about that age. Can't remember the author.<br><br>
Also, "It's Perfectly Normal" by Robbie Davies I think is the author. Lot's of good info for both boys and girls.<br><br>
Hope that helps!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">"What's happening to my body?" There is one for boys and one for girls. I gave the one for boys to my son when he was about that age. Can't remember the author.</div>
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The third edition just came out in 2007:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWhats-Happening-Body-Revised-Third%2Fdp%2F1557047650%2Fref%3Dsr_1_3%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1200501955%26sr%3D8-3" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Happenin...0501955&sr=8-3</a><br><br>
I've read the earlier editions and definately plan on getting them when the kids are a bit older (wow, DD just turned 9!!!)<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Also, "It's Perfectly Normal" by Robbie Davies I think is the author. Lot's of good info for both boys and girls.</div>
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I actually really like this one. BUT, it is large (not dense, but picture book size--- kwim). So if you wanted to get something to curl up with privately this would not be the book you were looking for. That said, it is done cartoony and is VERY easy to find things in--- each spread is a different topic generally so it's easy to leaf through and just read what you want to read.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FIts-Perfectly-Normal-Changing-Growing%2Fdp%2F0763624330%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1200502166%26sr%3D1-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Its-Perfectly-...0502166&sr=1-1</a><br><br>
When I last went through it (admittidly at least two years ago) it was much more info than I wanted my kids to have at the time (but my oldest was only 6!). I'm planning on getting it in another year (when DD is close to 10).<br><br>
I also remember this one being okay:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWhats-Going-Down-There-Questions%2Fdp%2F0802775403%2Fref%3Dpd_sim_b_title_1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Going-Do..._sim_b_title_1</a><br><br>
I want to make it clear though--- I started reading these books when I read the 100 most banned/challenged books a few years ago. I do not/have not had a son this age so I'm not *positive* they are that great.
 

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thanks -- I actually bought It's Perfectly Normal and liked it, too, but thought it was pretty explicit for his age and haven't given it to him. I'm very much in favor of providing as much info as possible and in a non-gratuitous, factual way, but I didn't think this was age-appropriate for kids under 12-13 despite the cartoony depictions. Or maybe that's too late these days!
 

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you mamas should wright your own book for your kids. They don't have to know that you wrote it! When i was in grade school i wrote a book for a class project. I was picked best book (even though i didn't think it was that good) and i got to read it to the kindergardners. I was hooked from then on about writing my own books. (the book was about friendship) I've wrote about 8 for cousins and presents and such. You should give it a try, that way you can put in exactly what you want and give it the flavour you want! IMHO.
 

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If "It's Perfectly Normal" is a little too much (which it can be for some kids!) there are two more in the series.<br>
"It's Not the Stork" for 4-7 yo and "It's So Amazing" for 7-10 yo. I think the age recommedations are just that. It really depends on what your child is ready for. My 7yo ds loves "It's not the stork" and "It's so amazing" both.<br>
"It's so Amazing" has a lot more of the science behind reproduction which is why my ds likes it so much!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm watching interestedly, I'm looking for a book for my 11 year old stepsister who knows all the basics but we think would benefit from more information that she can take in in privacy.<br>
I used to read Girltalk by Carol Weston, has that been updated? Or is there anything similar available thats newer?</div>
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<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FGirltalk-Fourth-Stuff-Sister-Never%2Fdp%2F0060585757%2Fref%3Dsr_1_5%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1200529900%26sr%3D8-5" target="_blank">girl talk by carol weston</a><br><br>
Not quite what I need but I hope it helps you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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