Posted by : Wendy B Saturday, 30 April 2011

More Speaking of Sex: What Your Children Need to Know and When They Need to Know ItMore Speaking of Sex: What Your Children Need to Know and When They Need to Know It by Meg Hickling

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


The author is far more condescending that she needs to be about both the reader's attitudes and intelligence (I know what "semantics" means, and if I didn't, I'd look it up. No need to include definitions for your big words, thanks), especially considering her proclamation that by taking the time to read the book, the reader is displaying their sexual maturity.



That said, the information is sound. To me, much of it is somewhat obvious, but the important part was seeing it all spelled out. The suggestions were useful enough.



I mostly appreciated the way she stressed the importance of sexual maturity and the removal of ignorance in order for children (and adults) to be healthy and safe. I also appreciate that the books covered all aspects of sexuality, including touching on the religious aspect and restrictions and ignorance that sometimes comes with.



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