Beyond the Birds and Bees

A Parent’s Comprehensive Guide to Talking to Children about Sexuality

By Robin Pickering

Release Date
Format Hardcover 224 pages 6 x 9 inches
ISBN-13 978-1-64250-325-8

How to Raise a Healthy, Safe, and Informed Child in Our Modern World

Beyond the Birds and the Bees enables parents to engage in effective age-appropriate, evidence-based, integrated discussions with their children to optimize sexual health and reduce risky behaviors.

Raise healthy and aware kids. As parents, we want our children to be armed with scientifically accurate sexual education. But many of us lack the information, tools, and skills to be able to effectively engage in these complex conversations with our children. This is where Dr. Robin Pickering's A Modern Approach to the Birds and Bees comes in. This book is an essential tool for parents. It informs about key issues surrounding sexual health so that you are better equipped to engage in age-appropriate, evidence-based, informed discussions with your children, improving sexual health and reducing risk behaviors throughout their lives.

Help your kids through puberty and beyond. Dr. Pickering knows that your children are going to face unique and difficult issues as they grow up. To help you prepare, A Modern Approach to the Birds and Bees covers controversial and sensitive topics, diving into questions that many parents are afraid to ask. The chapters are written in an accessible format that is easy to understand and pass on to your kids. This book also takes an inclusive approach to sex education, capturing the unique concerns and questions related to modern sexuality, including:

  • Issues related to social media and the internet
  • Topics such as consent and personal safety
  • Unique concerns in the LGBTQ+ community
  • Safety for those who chose to be sexually active
  • Effective promotion of abstinence
  • Accessing appropriate healthcare resources and information

Readers of age-appropriate books on sexuality and puberty like Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!)Growing Up Great!Boys & Sex and Girls & Sex will love the scientifically based tools in A Modern Approach to the Birds and Bees.