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Your Special Gift (A Preteen Primer to the Facts of Life) [Kindle Edition]

Carol McCormick
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If you don't tell them, someone else will.
Having "the talk" can sometimes be an awkward experience for both parent and child. Even so, I didn't want to wait until my children's hormones kicked in, and I didn't want to be caught off guard when they had questions, but most of all, I didn't want them growing up with misconceptions concerning sex. I wanted my children to be informed about the facts of life, yet without being too sexually explicit in the process, because some of the facts weren't good such as pornography, diseases, and predators, but these subjects needed to be addressed as well.

As a result, I told them what I have written in Your Special Gift, by using the analogy of a gift, a lock, and a key to define commonly used sexual terms, and to caution them about possible consequences, and to warn them of potential predators. I also used Scripture as the basis of defining true love.

The simplicity of the gift analogy opens the door of communication between parent and child in an effective straightforward, and yet sensitive way, so that any question concerning sex can be answered by using this method.

Your Special Gift is a faith-based guide that can be read alongside most 7-to-12 year old children, or presented to them as a valuable reference.

Editorial Reviews


I wish Your Special Gift had been available when my own girls were young. This book is a must-read for every mother with a young daughter [or son]. Easy to read and understand, and beautifully presented. -- Marabel Morgan, bestselling author

It is a wonderful book for parents to share with their adolescent children. I love the methodology in explaining Your Special Gift! -- Marjorie Holmes, bestselling author

You've got a winner! Parents want their children to know these things! --Gerard Crinnin Ph.D.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 867 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Press; 2 edition (January 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too "sugary sweet" for me. February 27, 2013
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I purchased this book for my 12 year old son and I to read, and we laughed so hard, we both were in tears. I'm a diabetic, and felt it necessary to check my blood sugar after reading how-it was SO sickeningly sweet! It seems to be lost in a time warp, far more apropos to the 1950's, rather than 2012, when I purchased it. We are Christians, and that was one of the book's selling points. Now that I have read it, I couldn't give it away-that's how bad it is. As an RN, I've dealt with very intimate issues with strangers; I wouldn't subject any of them to this drivel.

I HIGHLY recommend "The Boy's Body Book." I'm sure there must be similar material for girls.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource October 1, 2012
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I downloaded this book unto my Kindle and showed it to one of our teachers who teaches Sex Ed. She immediately asked me to buy copies for not only her own family, but for the library also.
It is simple, yet packs such a powerful message for all pre-teens who may have questions that they don't feel comfortable asking their parents about.
It also warns them of what to beware of when dealing with males and even touches on the dangers of the Internet and pornography.
A great resource for schools and families.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for preteens about sex June 23, 2013
By ksmom4
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A short book written mainly for girls about sex. Though I do not see any reason why boys could not read this as well as the point is just the same.

This book has some biblical quotes in it and is written with a religious undertone.

It uses an analogy of getting a gift to having sex--I think this was a great way to explain it especially to a younger audience, like this book is written for. It also does address the issue to a younger audience about what to do if someone is touching them inappropriately.

I almost wish they would have this as reading in schools for health class or sex ed. It is a short book, that is too the point. I think the analogy of a gift is something that most kids can relate to and understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ***** February 9, 2013
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Very go
od way for parents to explain sexuality to a preteen. Made my talk with my own daughter easier to explain.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't know how I missed... January 5, 2013
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I don't know how I missed that this was a religious book. So not appropriate for my family. Glad I didn't have to pay for it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true gift for anyone December 31, 1999
This is a gentle, touching book that encourages children to see their own inner beauty. It inspires them to cherish and protect the gift of their body, to save their special gift for marriage. Though written for children, this book reminds all readers that they are beautiful, unique individuals, deserving of love.
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More About the Author

Carol McCormick is an international award-winning and bestselling author, a certified personal trainer, and a certified health coach through the American Council on Exercise, one of the top fitness organizations in the world. I'M HUNGRY! I'M BORED! was born out of her great concern for children and adults who struggle with weight-related personal and social issues.

She also began writing years ago after reading a ten-page story her grandmother wrote about growing up in the early 1900s. It was then that she began to write down her own stories to share with her daughters someday.

Later, she began to write as a way to draw herself and other people closer to the Lord. Carol writes for Christians to encourage them in their faith. She also writes for those who are unaware of God's grace, to show them how to connect to Him in order to experience His love and goodness. Her writing is applicable to life with its direct, yet sensitive, and oftentimes humorous messages and lessons.

Carol has been a speaker for Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries International) for over fifteen years. She has also appeared on regional and Christian television programs and has been a guest on over fifty Christian and secular radio stations.

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