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Third Base Ain't What It Used to Be: What Your Kids Are Learning About Sex Today- and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults Paperback – October 2, 2007
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Levkoff gives the facts, she is straightforward and her book is easy to read. Most importantly, she helps you teach your children about sex according to your values. What parent could ask for anything more?
I strongly urge you to go out and get Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be. It's worth your time.
I truly appreciate the candor of this book and found the anecdotes completely relatable to my situation; a parent raising children in today's "loose" society. Its about time somebody sheds light, through personal experiences, on what (and how) our kids are learning about sex and sexuality. Although I am only on Chapter Four, so far this book has given me a framework for talking to my kids about these important issues.
It's rather scary to think who may be raising our kids (with all of the sensational sex-centric shows on television not to mention our celebrity role models) if we as parents aren't. Thanks to Logan for helping parents teach kids some of the most important lessons they'll ever need to learn.
-The most important advice is to be honest with your children (this goes for other areas too, not just when it comes to sex ed)! Give them accurate information along with sharing your own opinions and values.
-Take advantage of many opportunities to educate instead of trying to dump a bunch of info on a child all at once.
-Instead of just talking at your child, discuss. Ask questions to find out what your children want to know, what they already know and the values they have.
-Be practical & stay calm. Even when your child may say/do things that alarm you, try to let the child know that ne can come to you. (for example, your teen reveals he's having sex - be glad he can talk to you about it and get your advice and support; if you act horrified, your teen may not come to you in the future about sex-related problems)
The writing is informative, but engaging. I especially liked that she talked about the importance of teaching children to use accurate names for body parts and recommended talking to your children about consent.
I rate the book 3-stars because of some inaccurate information.
What she describes as the clitoris is actually just the clitoral glans (the tip of a much larger underlying structure).
And she is dead-wrong about the foreskin. She calls it "a piece of skin at the head of the penis" and denies its sexual functions. Foreskin actually is a double-sided sleeve of skin and mucosal tissue that amounts to as much as half of the skin of the penis. Foreskin seals in natural lubrication and reduces uncomfortable friction. It protects the glans penis, keeping it sensitive and moist.Read more ›
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I actually haven't read this book yet but it sounds helpful ! children of the world ,cover your ears mommy and daddy are gonna talk about sexPublished on January 22, 2013 by qwerty grl111
I don't have kids of my own, but I am an aunt to five, ages 6 to 17, so naturally questions about sex and sexuality come up--often at the times I least expect them to. Dr. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Courtney
This is a wonderful book, which not only teaches sex education, but teaches us what we all should know about our own bodies. It should be read by everyone, not just parents. Read morePublished on October 31, 2007 by Candy Mueller