ACRBA Tour – Birds and Bees by the Book by Patricia Weerakoon

13 – 17 November 2017

Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance

Is Introducing

 

by Patricia Weerakoon

Publisher: CEP, July 19, 2017

Book Description:

People have been talking about the birds and the bees since Adam and Eve walked the earth. Yet the conversation hasn’t become easier! With so many messages about sexuality, gender and identity around them, our children need a safe space to learn about these topics now more than ever.

Designed for parents and carers to read with children aged 7 to 10, Birds and Bees by the Book has been created to help you to have these conversations at your own pace.

Written by renowned sex educator Patricia Weerakoon, the six books in this set are designed to be read in whichever order suits you and your child. They cover three foundational topics that help children to understand the family structures in the world around them, and how their body and brain are developing as they grow. There are also three extension topics that teach children what is involved in sexual activity, what it means to be a boy or a girl, and how to protect themselves against pornography if they stumble across it.

All of these topics are framed within the Bible’s message that children are unique creations of God, and that sex is a precious gift to be used carefully and wisely in the context of marriage.

Video link: https://vimeo.com/218748624

About the Author:

Patricia Weerakoon is a Sexologist and Writer. She trained in medicine in the University of Sri Lanka.

She is an evangelical Christian. She is married to Vasantha. Her son Kamal is a Presbyterian minister.

As a Sexologist she has translated her passion to bring good holistic sexual health to all people into practical sex education, sex research and sex therapy.

Her writing and speaking brings together her enthusiasm for sex and her love for the glory of God.

The Christian framework of sex therapy she offers has enriched and empowered the sex life of couples and singles.

She has a recognised media presence and is a highly regarded public speaker and social commentator in sexuality and sexual health.

Patricia retired in 2011 after a twenty three year career as an academic with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sydney. The last eight years of which she was the director of an internationally acclaimed graduate program in Sexual Health.

Narelle’s Thoughts:

Birds and the Bees by the Book is a 6-book set that covers all aspects of sexuality. The books are designed for parents to read with their children aged 7-10. The statistics I’ve seen quoted from various sources indicate that children are accidentally being exposed to online pornography at a young age. I can understand the logic for why it’s important for parents to discuss issues relating to sexuality, gender and pornography with their primary school aged children.

The books provide a Biblical perspective on the issues in Patricia’s trademark straight forward manner. There are no euphemisms and the correct anatomical words are used to describe the human body. The books explore and address the dynamics of family relationships, brain science, body image, gender, sexuality and the dangers of pornography. The language is clear and pitched at an appropriate level to provide comprehensive information for children.

The set includes Me And My Family, Me And My Body, Me And My Brain, Learning About Sex, Learning About Gender and Learning About Pornography. Recommended for parents who are looking for a helpful educational resource written from a Christian perspective.

Many thanks to CEP for providing a complimentary copy of the books.

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