Beyond Birds and Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality

Beyond Birds and Bees Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex Love and Equality A provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies sex relationships and equality with revelatory practical takeaways from the author s research and eye opening observations from the

  • Title: Beyond Birds and Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality
  • Author: Bonnie J. Rough
  • ISBN: 9781580057394
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • A provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships and equality with revelatory, practical takeaways from the author s research and eye opening observations from the world famous Dutch approachAward winning author Bonnie J Rough never expected to write a book about sex, but life handed her a revelation too vital to ignore As an AmericanA provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships and equality with revelatory, practical takeaways from the author s research and eye opening observations from the world famous Dutch approachAward winning author Bonnie J Rough never expected to write a book about sex, but life handed her a revelation too vital to ignore As an American parent grappling with concerns about raising children in a society steeped in stereotypes and sexual shame, she couldn t quite picture how to teach the facts of life with a fearless, easygoing, positive attitude Then a job change relocated her family to Amsterdam, where she soon witnessed the relaxed and egalitarian sexual attitudes of the Dutch There, she discovered, children learn from babyhood that bodies are normal, the world s best sex ed begins in kindergarten, cooties are a foreign concept, puberty is no big surprise, and questions about sex are welcome at the dinner table.In Beyond Birds and Bees, Rough reveals how although normalizing human sexuality may sound risky, doing so actually prevents unintended consequences, leads to better health and success for our children, and lays the foundation for a future of gender equality Exploring how the Dutch example translates to American life, Rough highlights a growing wave of ambitious American parents, educators, and influencers poised to transform sex ed and our society for the better, and shows how families everywhere can give a modern lift to the birds and bees.Down to earth and up to the minute with our profound new cultural conversations about gender, sex, power, autonomy, diversity, and consent, Rough s careful research and engaging storytelling illuminate a forward path for a groundbreaking generation of Americans who want clear examples and actionable steps for how to support children s sexual development and overall wellbeing from birth onward at home, in schools, and across our evolving culture.

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    1. Bonnie J. Rough

      BONNIE J ROUGH is the author of Beyond Birds Bees Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality, forthcoming from Seal Press Hachette at back to school 2018 Her previous books include The Girls, Alone Six Days in Estonia, selected by as one of the Best Kindle Singles of 2015, and the memoir Carrier Untangling the Danger in My DNA Counterpoint , winner of a 2011 Minnesota Book Award A former journalist with an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa, her work has appeared in numerous anthologies including The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best Creative Nonfiction, and Modern Love Her essays have appeared in dozens of publications including The New York Times Huffington Post The Sun Brain, Child The Iowa Review Florida Review and Brevity She also writes essay reviews for the Seattle Review of Books Rough s essays and talks on subjects ranging from science and sexuality to parenting and the writer s life have reached audiences across the U.S and abroad Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she has lived in the Midwest and in the Netherlands and now resides in Seattle with her family She teaches in the low residency MFA program at Ashland University.

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