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An Amazing Resource!
on January 23, 2012
For all of you parents of young children who haven't had the Big Talk yet - this one is a must-read. It is the most wonderful resource for all parents as they teach moral values to their children from age three and up. It gives age-appropriate suggestions for each developmental stage, and even a brilliant dialogue for the Big One, which you can use as close as you like or tailor it to your family situation, and many other dialogues.
My husband and I followed the authors' advice based on their experience in this area with their nine (!) children and had the Big Talk last night with our older daughter who had recently turned eight. We followed the dialogue pretty closely with just a few changes/additions here and there, and our evening out exceeded all our expectations. We also read during the talk a second book from their recommended sources list How Babies Are Made, by Andrew Andry and Steven Schepp, which was well-liked by our daughter and us. (It was not a resource of the Eyres' first choice -which is Where Do I Come From?" by Peter Mayle - but we opted out of that one as the amazon reviews told us it would be too graphic for us.)
Our bright child tends to keep things to herself and we were afraid she would "clamp down" and it would turn into a lecture, but the clever questions really engaged her and she was very receptive and inquisitive, not wanting for the moment to stop. It turned out she did not know much about "the big hug," save for some seahorse mating she saw on PBS, and took it all as the most natural thing, with no embarrassment or jokes. She had more questions for me this a.m. while getting ready for school, all of which I was happy to answer. We hope this will be the beginning of many years of open discussions on the "most wonderful amazing thing on the earth!"