Videos for Parents
Raising Healthy Kids: Families Talk About Sexual Health
This set of two 30-minute videos with discussion guides is designed to help families of young children, preadolescents, or adolescents communicate about sexual health. Family Health Productions.
Books for Parents
Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens. Debra Haffner, 2001.
"But How'd I get in There in the First Place?" Talking to your Young Child about Sex. Deborah Roffman, 2002.
Everything You NEVER Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (but were afraid they’d ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens. Justin Richardson, M.D., and Mark Schuster, M.D., PH.D. 2003.
From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Health Teens. Debra Haffner, 2000.
Let’s talk about s-e-x: A guide for kids 9-12 and their parents, 2nd edition. Sam Gitchel and Lorri Foster (illustrator), 2005.
Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Talking Sense About Sex. Deborah Roffman, 2001.
Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities. Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger, 2000.
So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can do to Protect Their Kids. Diane Levin, Ph.D and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. 2009.
Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kid's "Go-To" Person about Sex. Deborah Roffman. 2012.
The Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids about Sex, Abuse, and Bullying. Janet Rosenweig, MS, Ph.D, MPA. 2012.
The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear From YOU About Sex. Sharon Maxwell, Ph.D., 2008.
Talking Sex with Your Kids: Keeping Them Safe and You Sane By Knowing What They're Really Thinking. Amber Madison. 2011.
Words Can Work: When Talking with Kids About Sexual Health. Jeanne Blake, 2004.
Books for Adolescents (14-18)
The New Our Bodies, Ourselves. The Boston Women's Health Book Collective.
The Go Ask Alice Book of Answers: A Guide to Good Physical, Sexual and Emotional Health. Columbia University Health Education Program, 2012.
S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College. Heather Corinna, 2007
Books for Preteens (10-14)
It’s Perfectly Normal. Robie Harris with illustrations by Michael Emberly, 2009. (Also available in Spanish)
The What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing up Guide for Parents and Daughters. Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras, 2000. (recommended for 8-15 year olds)
The What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: A Growing up Guide for Parents and Sons. Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras, 2000. (recommended for 8-15 year olds)
Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? Real Answers to Real Questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuff. Julie Metzger, RN, MN, and Robert Lehman, MD. 2012.
Books for Elementary (7-10)
It’s So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families. Robie Harris and Michael Emberly, 2004.
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls. Dr. Cara Natterson. 2008.
Books For Young Children (3–8)
It's Not the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends. Robie Harris and Michael Emberly, 2006.
Mommy, Mama, and Me. Leslea Newman, 2009.
Who Has What? All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies. Robie Harris. 2011.
What’s the Big Secret? Talking About Sex With Boys and Girls. Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown, 1997.