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What's Going on down There?: Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask

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18 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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I was impressed by this book and have recommneded it to the single mom of a boy I am mentoring. I think some of the negative reviews involve a confusion over terminology. No book should ever be the sole basis of a child's sex education. Every child needs a parent or ...
I was impressed by this book and have recommneded it to the single mom of a boy I am mentoring. I think some of the negative reviews involve a confusion over terminology. No book should ever be the sole basis of a child's sex education. Every child needs a parent or other responsible adult or adults 'approved by parents' to dialog with through the turmoil of emerging sexuality. Parent/responsible adult dialog and example are the ONLY effective ways to communicate values. No book 'or school sex education program' can do that effectively. Parents who are offended by statements about boys being together learning masturbation have every right to tell their sons that is not acceptable behavior if they so choose, but they will do damage -- regardless of religious values -- if they leave their kids who might have done that to believe that the behavior was sick or pathological. You and I might prefer that God had designed our bodies so that sexual desire and reproductive funtion did not develop until kids are old enough to marry and support children. I'm not sure that you and I are competent to criticize God's design of the human body, but as it has been designed, boys need access to all of the information in this book not later than when they begin to experience puberty. Conservative Christian parents 'just like all parents' need to sxplain with graphic detail how to maintain the self discipline to keep sexual behavior within proper boundaries in a manner the accords with their values. Unfortunately resistance to communicating to children what they need to know to manage their sexuality in an appropriate and God-centered manner arises too frequently not from scriptural guidance but from parental discomfort with their own sexuality. This book is one valuable tool for parents with a wide spectrum of values. It does not stand alone as a substitute for human dialog, precept, and visible example as we guide children through emerging sexuality. Parents looking for a book that will do that are evading their personal responsibility. I liked the book because it presents accurate information in a way that kids will read it, laying the groundwork for parental dialog. I was also thought it was relevant to address why some of the negative reviews were based upon expectation that the book would do a job that is not appropriate for any book to do.

posted by Anonymous on July 7, 2008

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9 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Watch out, parents!

This book quite disturbed this mother of three! The overall theme parallels the culture's view that sex is normal and 'okay' outside the confines of marriage. There is little mention of abstinence. There is a more overwhelming, deceptive push for kids to experiement ...
This book quite disturbed this mother of three! The overall theme parallels the culture's view that sex is normal and 'okay' outside the confines of marriage. There is little mention of abstinence. There is a more overwhelming, deceptive push for kids to experiement with sex 'because it's fun and feels good.' It treats kids as though they're animals with no conscience to make the responsible choice to wait for marriage! Most disturbing are the suggestions in the chapters on STDs and birth control for children to visit clinics such as Planned Parenthood for counsel 'if they don't want to discuss this with their parents.' I am shocked that a book deliberately urges children to seek counsel in the very important area of sexuality from someone other than a parent and names a group that makes millions of dollars every year providing abortions. This is shameless! Sex outside of marriage results in broken bodies, minds and spirits. For books that discuss sex from God's perspective for 8-12 year olds, read Before I was Born and What's the Big Deal!

posted by Anonymous on April 2, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2005

    A great realistic book for realistic parents and their children!

    The teachings of abstinence or safe sex or whatever YOU believe in as a parent are not up to the author to decide. She wrote a matter-of-fact manual that is dead on appropriate. The 'morals and values' part is up to the parent. Not all parents are naive enough to believe just because children are taught one way they will decide that an alternative isn't better for them personally. At least with this book, they are taught if they do decide not to wait for marriage they will be safe and healthy doing what feels right for them! I hope safe sex teachings don't go out the window because abstinence is the only way parent's are willing to teach. These are our valuable children here!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2006

    Great For Teenagers!!!

    I have read this book and let me tell you it is great because it answers many question us teens think of but are scared to ask.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2007

    As a modern mother of 2 boys...

    I have not yet purchased this book, however, I will soon. As a single mother of 2 boys, I have found that it can be REALLY difficult to talk about the things that boys experience, and when I looked this book over at the store, I was really impressed.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Searchers blank?

    Make no sense will you tell me what masterbation is

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