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Where Do Babies Come From? (Learning about Sex) Hardcover – June, 1998

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Series: Learning about Sex (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House; Revised edition (June 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0570035635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0570035633
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I was looking for a book for my 8-year-old that was to the point, descriptive (but in good taste), and informative about where babies come from. Not only did this book fit the bill, but it is also written with a God-based text which I really appreciated.
There is a storyline with a 7-year-old asking questions of her mother and father and it covers topics such as: physical differences between men and women with anatomical names, how married people show their love for each other, how fertilization occurs, how women and men help in raising children. It also briefly touches on adoption, breastfeeding, and other related topics.
An excellent choice for opening up the lines of communication on this sensitive subject with your children!
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Using this book in our family provided the development of an excellent foundation to develop trust with our children. Children are aware of the special nature of parents reading stories to kids. Many parents and guardians find this a difficult subject to talk freely about. Using the story telling approach neutralises any apprehensions parents or children may have. Ruth has used questioning from the children to their parents on different things and this encourages children to ask questions. The environment of story reading and the ease at which questions arise and are answered by parents is brilliant. God's involvement in the process lets children know how special they are.
Congratulations Ruth
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My daughter loved this book and she wasn't embarassed by it at all. I felt it was time to start explaining things to my 8 1/2 year old daughter. With all the talk of "sex" on television, I knew she was getting curious as to what "having sex" meant. This book dealt with the issuse in a very kid friendly narrative. It's not factual, but a great story with words, pronunciation, and careful explainations. There's no good way of getting around explaining the "sex act", but this book handles he subject in a delicate, but clear way.

The OTHER book that I bought, "Before I Was Born", by Carolyn Nystrom, in my opinion was WAAAAAY too descriptive for 5 to 8 year old. It, in so many words, decribes an orgasm! "Body parts fitting inside others, semen flowing inside of her and bodies feeling good all over." It sounds graphic and I paraphrased!!! That is just unnecessary for a parent who desires to teach the basics of sexuality to a young child. This is more for an older pre-teen.

I would definitely recommend "Where Do Babies Come From?"
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I thought this book was very well written and really takes the axiety and akwardness out of your discussion. Great book to squeeze into a regular scheduled reading time. The book does contain a page that has a man and a woman body from the neck down in the nude. This illustration is a very generic one. I think that should be issued in the books description so that parents are aware of this. Otherwise, I really thought the book was great. I read a review that said it did not give this look from an adopted childs point of view. The book itself was about a girl who was not adopted. There is one point in the book that does mention adopted children. Highly recommended.
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By FHD MOM on October 31, 2005
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This book is simple and to the point! My kids loved it, especially my 6 year old son. It was just enough for him to know at this time.
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I was stunned to read the review from the person who said this was not for adopted kids. What, then, are you going to teach your adopted children about how babies are made? Adopted or not, all children are the product of fertilization, they are grown in someone's uterus, they are born...just like everyone else. The adoption portion is a completely separate event which should be handled with different materials. This book is meant to explain how babies are conceived, the differences between male and female bodies, the importance of men and women in raising children, the design God has for sex within marriage. How can you say this isn't pertinent for adopted children? What a weird, warped view they will have if they think that their birth story was somehow biologically and physiologically different from the rest of the world.
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By A Customer on October 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I do not like this book overall. While it does have age appropriate discussion of sex and pregnancy with a Christian focus, the text is too long in my opinion for a child of the target age to sit and listen. My primary objection is that this book is not appropriate at all for adopted children. The stories are told entirely from the point of view of a birth child. The comments and discussions focus on the idea of children being born into the family, nursing to be fed, and so on. There is a very tiny discussion about all families being "different" and a particular child not looking like his birth parents b/c he was adopted; this plus the strong focus of the text on birth families would alienate a child who was adopted rather than inform him/her. If you are looking for a facts of life book and your child was adopted, do not get this book.
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By LILY on January 24, 2010
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Wow. I was looking for a way to teach my children without feeling like I was giving a sermon or a list of rules. This book has allowed room for conversation that has opened my eyes to what my kids were thinking. By following the same conversation style in the book I feel confident that my kids are now getting the right information from a reliable source. I am beginning to feel more comfortable about the future as it relates to decisions on sexual purity. I'll buy the entire series.
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