Read Me: A Parental Primer for "The Talk"
Adult; Self-Help & Relationships; (Market)
Talking to your kids about sex is hard. And, oh so awkward.
But…important. Especially if you want your kids to grow up confident and have healthy relationships (it will save you thousands on future therapy!).
Sexologist and mom, Dr. Lanae St.John, aka, The MamaSutra, believes it’s time to shake up the status quo and normalize sex and sexuality. Dr. St.John uses “The Five Building Blocks to a Healthy Sexuality” to ensure children and adults of all ages have the best resources, support, and skills to make good decisions and grow into a happy and fulfilling sex life.
You’ll be given tools like:
How to identify your own hurdles when it comes to discussing sex.
How to stay ahead of today’s information overload and guide your kids to the best information to support their curiosity.
The steps to open the door of communication with your kids and keep the eye-rolling to a minimum.
Children at any age want information when it comes to their emerging sexuality, physical, and emotional health. Dr. St.John hands you a mindful approach to integrate discussions of sexuality, relationships, decision making, and other relevant topics into everyday conversations. No matter where you are in your parenting journey… it starts with sex-positive parenting.
Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.25 out of 10
Idea/Concept: St. John, a sex educator and mother, offers a cogent, warm, and good-humored guide for parents preparing for the inevitable talk with their children about sex and sexuality.
Prose: The author ably strikes a balance between an assuring, casual tone, with one more informational and instructive. She relates to parents' uncertainties by sharing her own experiences speaking to her children about sex. In addition to addressing topics of body development and intercourse, she speaks candidly about how to navigate topics relating to pleasure, consent, and societal notions about virginity, among many other topics.
Originality: St. John wisely approaches the topic of the 'the sex talk' with the understanding that parents often need an education, too. Her work is sensitive, progressive, and highly readable.
Execution: This nuanced guide supplies parents with valuable factual information about human development and sexuality, along with genuine advice for parents on how to teach their children in a way that is honest and factual. In the process, St. John urges parents to address their own ingrained anxieties, misconceptions, and possible biases.
Date Submitted: January 17, 2020