I found this book surprisingly informative and open minded.
I specify open minded because it is written by a devout Christian and it discuses religion often.
But unlike some books who take this approach Miller stays realistic. She knows kids will be exposed to sexual images and song lyrics and that some will choose to have sex. She doesn’t keep blinders on that children who go to church are exceptions.
In fact she directly addresses the issue of so many parents assuming their children are the exceptions to the statistics. She directly addresses a lot of things. She talks openly about not just sex but also porn and addiction. Including her own experience with an addiction to Internet porn.
Unlike so many books she avoids a judgmental tone. She does discuss religion and God often and I do worry that that will scare some people away from the book. Just as the frank talk of sex and not just preaching abstinence or nothing may scare off some of the crowd that wouldn’t mind the talk of God and religion.
I hope both groups over look their prejudices and give this book a chance. You can respect her religion without taking offense to it because you have a different religion or no religion. I assure you those parts of the book are easy to skip and the rest is very informative. As for the religious crowd that are against teaching their kids about sex….they will learn one way or another. It really is better comingfrom you.
While I was already open minded and intending to be honest with my kids about sex and I’m not Christian, I still found useful information in this book and highly recommend it to anyone with kids. Especially if you are certain your kids know nothing about porn or sex.
Five Things Every Parent Needs ToKnow About Their Kids and Sex can be purchased on May 17th at your favorite bookseller.
*i received this book for free via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*