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Suggested Readings

The following books are recommended for parents wishing to discuss sexuality with their children:

For Girls:

  • My Body, My Self: A "What's Happening to my Body?" Workbook, Second Edition by Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras
  • What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters by Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras (Contributor), Simon Sullivan ( Illustrator), Jackie Aher, Marcia Herman-Giddens
  • The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask ( But Need to Know) by Karen Gravelle, Jennifer Gravelle, Debbie Palen (Illustrator)

For Boys:

  • My Body, My Self for Boys: A "What's Happening to My Body?" Workbook, Second Edition by Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras
  • What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Sons by Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras (Contributor), Simon Sullivan (Illustrator), Jackie Aher, Martin Anderson
  • What's Going on Down There: Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask by Karen Gravelle, Nick Castro (Contributor), Chava Castro, Robert Leighton ( Illustrator)

For All:

  • From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children by Debra W. Haffner, Alyssa Haffner-Tartaglione
  • Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Health Teens, From Middle School to College by Debra W. Haffner, Alyssa Haffner Tartaglione
  • Bellybuttons Are Navel (Young Readers Series) by Mark Schoen
  • It's So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris
  • Did the Sun Shine Before You Were Born (Books for Young Readers) by Sola Gordon, Judith Gordon
  • Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent's Guide to Talking Sense About Sex by Deborah M. Roffman
  • Ten Talks Parents Must Have with Their Children About Sex and Character by Pepper Schwartz Ph.D., Dominic Cappello
  •  It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris

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