Monday, March 30, 2015
Review: More Than Just Talk:Becoming Your Kids' Go-To Person About Sex by:Jonathan McKee
About the Book:
A youth expert reveals how to become your kids' key source of information about dating, temptation, purity, and sex by engaging them in open, ongoing conversations.
About the Author:
Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more a dozen books, including Sex Matters, Get Your Teenager Talking, and The Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket.
I have one teenager at the moment. She just happens to be our only daughter, and when it came time for "the talk", my husband and I chose to be really explicit with her. At an early age we started sort of talking around things so not as to overwhelm her, but as she got older we would shed a little more light on sex and everything involving it. She is now 17 almost 18 and we have pretty much explained everything out as they say. I totally agree with being totally and completely honest with your teen. Sugarcoating isn't a good idea it gives the child a false sense of reality and that is never good.
The really good thing about More Than Just Talk is it's designed for both boys and girls. And the author covers everything from dating to temptation to the actual s word itself. He covers all his bases pretty well. It is by far the best book I have read on the subject as of late. This book gives you conversation starters to get the ball rolling and to keep it rolling. It is an excellent help to those of us that just don't know where to begin on teaching our kids about this very important subject.
He also gives you a lot of information as well as statistics. and I will be frank some of these statistics are just heart-breaking. This book is worth the look especially for anyone with teenagers in the home or that will anytime soon.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.