Flight of the Stork by Anne Bernstein

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Stars: ***

The book is labelled as What Children Think (and When) about Sex and Family Building. I expected it to be more like a humour book with kids answers to questions about what sex is and where babies come from. Sort of like Kids Say the Darndest Things about Sex. I was wrong.

It does have antedotes from children about these subjects but the purpose of the book is not to make us laugh but to teach us what children at different levels think, how much they can understand, what they really want to know and how to talk to them.

Although it wasn’t what I thought it was, I found it interesting. I have read other books on how to talk to your kids about sex but this takes a different route. It divides children into different levels of understanding and shows you to how help them reach the next level. It explains how sometimes when a child asks a question, they really only want a simple answer, not details. It suggests you should sometimes ask your child what THEY think the answer is so you can see where they are getting mixed up. It also proved that while most parents think they’re children understand the birds and the bees, most have a few things off, some have it all wrong.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.