Author Molly Potter was a science teacher and a Sex and Relationships Education Development Manager, and answers the most common questions children ask in a calm, matter-of-fact style which will calm children's worries and counteract any adult embarrassment.
The illustrations are fun, creative and will appeal to children of various ages and the language is age-appropriate and informative. How do I explain where babies come from?
Continue to follow your child's lead and readily answer his questions about sex. As toddlers, they become aware of gender and are somewhat curious about the differences between boys and girls. Gordon Higgins Junior High School in Calgary, considers this her most effective exercise: asking students to write journal entries from the point of view of a pregnant teen or her boyfriend.
How do I explain where babies come from?
It's still fine for parents even of the opposite sex to horseplay, cuddle, carry kids on their shoulders, and teach kids to shower and bathe themselves, if the child is comfortable with all of these things. By now, kids know what sex is and that it has nothing to do with "birds" and "bees".
First, she collected real teen-pregnancy stories in an online forum and read them to her class.
Telegraph Media Group Limited. Again, consider using TV or the media as a conversation starter. The Telegraph.