My goal here is to still be vigilant on teaching my children health education/sex education from a biblical perspective. Coming into puberty is something that we are going to celebrate in this family. It means that our son/daughter is making the shift into adulthood. We want our children to be prepared for what's coming. For instance, after reading through From Girl....To Woman, I put together a little kit for my daughter. I had called several different companies and asked them to donate a sample of their feminine hygiene products. I made up a pretty basket of all these items among a few other things. This way, when this time comes for her, she'll not only have what she needs, but she'll also be able to choose which product she likes best. We'll also do "women's day" like suggested in a Cosby movie we saw not too long ago - a celebration! I'm also going to put together an herbal formula for my daughters and sons. Many countries do this the first day of puberty for the boys and the girls and they take this remedy throughout their entire life. Coincidentally, they do not have the hormonal/sexual issues that so many of the women and men in the U.S. today have.
Each one of the below books need to be used when your child is ready. Some of these are not appropriate till later or even possibly when they get engaged. I'll blog next about sex ed. for boys after I talk with my hubby about appropriate books for boys. After all, he was a boy once. :)
From Girl.....to Woman - we've already read this and it's fabulous!
Beautiful Girlhood with the companion guide.
Every Young Woman's Battle
The Art Natural Family Planning - this is for an older high school girl.
If you have any suggestions of books that would be great to add into this, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.