When it comes to advice, moms know best…or least we think we do most of the time. As our kids grow up, they encounter many changes along the way including the bewilderment of their own growing bodies. To help our kids better understand what’s happening, Candlewick Press is celebrating two noteworthy books, It’s Perfectly Normal and It’s So Amazing, just in time for “Let’s Talk Month” coming in October.
And, one lucky Momtrends.com reader will be randomly selected to win a hardcover set of both of these books! To enter, please share this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. (Offer void where prohibited.) Good luck!
It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris, illustrator Michael Emberley has been the go-to guide for sexuality for millions of kids, preteens, and teens for over twenty years. This honest, accurate, and up-to-date sexual health book tackles those hard to talk about topics moms need to share with their kids. Whether its puberty, sexual health, birth control, LGBT, STDs, or HIV/AIDS, this book has you covered. Recommended for kids 10 and up, it is divided into six different topic areas, What Is Sex?, Our Bodies, Puberty, Families and Babies, Decisions, and Staying Healthy.
Snow Day Essentials: The Best Sleds, Tubes, and Toys
We got a lot of snow in these parts last week. School was canceled on Thursday and Friday, and we ended up having an unexpected four-day winter-wonderland weekend. Related: Winter safety guidelines for sledding It's our first January in our home, and this winter has already ...read more
4 Ways to Up Your Ugly-Sweater Game
Holiday pajamas are my jam... But there's another piece of comfy-cozy Christmas clothing that I'm slightly obsessed with—and that's the ugly sweater. In the past few years, this hideously festive holiday tradition has become downright trendy. The sillier, the wackier, the ...read more
Holiday Tea & Cookie Decorating Party
The holiday season is about spending time with family and friends. We've come up with ideas for a sweet holiday tea and cookie decorating party. It's a perfect kid-friendly way to ring in the season. We're providing the crafts, menu and decor ideas for a seamless party. Related: ...read more
Our kids are lucky to have this valuable resource available to them providing safe and reliable information in light of it being Banned Books Week. As they enter puberty and adolescence, this concise guide filled with snippets of information and illustrations can also be used as touch points for family discussions.
The second book It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Familiesalso by Robie H. Harris, illustrator Michael Emberley tackles kids’ questions concerning reproduction and babies. Sex and sexuality can be a hot topic to discuss, especially when it comes to specific terminology and diagrams. Have no fear! This fun, comic-book-style book provides concise and accurate information giving moms like you the tools to teach kids about sex. Aimed especially for kids 7 and up, the guide is divided into 22 sections each with its own topic area such as Egg+ Sperm= Baby, The Amazing Sperm Trip, and Becoming a Family.
This comfortable and appropriate way to introduce current and correct information to our kids will enable moms to open the door for many areas of discussion. Not to mention, moms have been using this particular resource for over 15 years. For more information, please visit Candlewick Press!