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Where Babies Come From: Illustrated Guide


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Sneaking peas into their pasta, listening to their terrible jokes, and pushing the swing for hours: parenting is tough. But it’s going to get tougher.

When your kids start asking sex questions, it pays to be prepared.

Start here. In Where Babies Come From: Illustrated Guide, expert Cath Hakanson breaks down the process into 5 simple steps. Her tried-and-tested method will help you to overcome personal barriers and discuss all the essential topics (and awkward questions) with your children. 

You will learn:

  • 10 important things to know before you even start so that you’re fully prepared (instead of putting it back in the too-hard basket).
  • The 5 phases of sex education, and how to explain each of them, with options that you can tailor to your values and your child’s age and stage.
  • How to easily explain sex to your child even if they show no interest in the ‘sex’ conversation.
  • How to start a conversation and get past any barriers that might be stopping you from getting started.
  • 20+ ideas for talking about sex so that you can create crucial talking points with your child, before they get misinformation from someone or someplace else so that you know the right information to share at the right time. 
  • Resources to help you continue having meaningful conversations with your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up. 
  • Child-friendly illustrations to help with explaining sex to your child (and answering tricky questions).

Get comfy and chatty with this warm and inclusive book. It’s not about scheduling one big talk. It’s about bringing sex education into everyday conversation… and yes, that means explaining sexual intercourse to them.

Get your copy today, and just start talking – with respect, compassion and honesty.

PLEASE NOTE: This resource was formerly known as The Parents' Guide to Explaining Sex.

This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship.

Suitable for parents of kids aged 3 – 8 years.

If you live in Australia, you can purchase a Paperback copy of this book here.

If you live elsewhere in the world, you can purchase a paperback copy of this book here.

✔️ An 81 page downloadable PDF that you can print at home or read on your device.

NB. You can also access this book as a Paperback.

✔️ BONUS: Ongoing support in my parent community (my free customer-only Facebook group).

This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship.

Are my kids too young?

Where Babies Come From: A Guide is written for children aged 3 and over, and is broken down into each age. So the information will be age-appropriate. And remember, we don’t just start talking to kids about sex. We break it down into simple concepts that they can understand and we talk about things that they are already interested in. For example, when your 4 year old asks where they come from, they just want to know that they came from inside your tummy (or uterus). They don’t want to know about penises going into vaginas – that is way too complicated for their little brains!

Is this guide right for me?

Where Babies Come From: A Guide is for busy parents who want their kids to learn about sex from them (and before they get misinformation from someone or someplace else).

It is for straight talking parents who want to provide their child with accurate information that they will understand. Parents who also want their kids to come to them with their questions (and not the internet or the schoolyard). Parents who are concerned about the impact of negative sexualised messages on their child.

If you believe that kids shouldn’t know words like vulva, penis or sex, then Where Babies Come From: A Guide isn’t for you. Where Babies Come From: A Guide is very direct and talks about sex in a way that children can understand and not misinterpret. It helps you to talk about the stuff that kids are curious about so that you can satisfy their curiosity (instead of igniting it).

But what if I am Catholic or LDS or Muslim or…?

It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are as Where Babies Come From: A Guide just provides you with the facts. It doesn’t tell you what values you should be sharing with your kids. It is up to you to tell your child what behaviours and attitudes are okay and not okay. And don’t worry, Where Babies Come From: A Guide will help you to work out what values you want to share with your kids, so that your kids know what attitudes and behaviours are okay and not okay in your family. You’ll find prompts for adding your values.

How often will I need to talk with my child about sex?

That’s up to you. Initially, it might be one or two conversations where you explain sex to your child. and then you might revisit it with an age-appropriate book or grab an everyday situation (like the cat having kittens) to then talk about it again.

Inside the book you’ll find additional resources to help you continue having meaningful conversations with your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.

But what if I believe in abstinence?

Where Babies Come From: A Guide will help you with sharing your beliefs about sexual activity with your child – regardless of what you believe in. If you want to have any influence on what your kids eventually do about sex (e.g. wait for marriage), then you need to start planting the seeds of what you believe in early for it to have any effect! So inside you’ll find prompts for sharing your values.

Also, there is a difference between abstinence and ignorance. If you want your child to abstain from sex, you will have much better success if they are empowered with accurate knowledge as well as have a parent they can turn to.

But it is just too embarrassing!

Yep, I agree! I still feel embarrassed at times, when my kids ask me certain questions about sex. But the more that you talk, the easier it gets! Plus Where Babies Come From: A Guide includes some ideas on how to get past the embarrassment of talking about sex with kids.

When should I buy this guide?

The earlier the better. Something has led you to find out about this book, so ‘sex’ must be on your mind, which means it’s probably on your child’s mind too (or soon will be). The earlier you can equip yourself with the knowledge and skills provided by this book, the sooner you’ll be able to support your child.

What if my child isn't ready to hear about sex?

You can’t give kids too much information about sex. Just like other subjects, if kids hear information from a calm, caring adult that is beyond their ability to absorb or understand, they’ll simply become bored and turn their attention elsewhere.

Plus Where Babies Come From: A Guide was written so that you could give your child the right amount of information, instead of too much. Where Babies Come From: A Guide breaks sex into five stages, where only move onto the next phase when you are confident your child has understood what you’ve talked about so far so they won’t be confused.

What if my child repeats what I have said?

That can happen but Where Babies Come From: A Guide will tell you what to do so that you can prevent this from happening.

Won't I sound awkward?

Not to your kids, you won’t! The first conversation is always the hardest but Where Babies Come From: A Guide provides tips on how to sound more natural.

Haven't I left it a bit late?

Possibly, but it just means that it is even more important than ever that you start talking now with your child now. Where Babies Come From: A Guide will show you how to make amends and catch up!

If I talk to my kids about sex, aren’t I just giving them permission to be sexual?

No, research tells us that it has the opposite effect. Kids that have had quality sex education are more likely to delay having sex, and when they do have sex, they are less likely to fall pregnant or catch an infection.

My child isn’t showing any curiosity about sex, is it too soon to buy this book?

Sometimes it is up to us to start the conversation, which is why you’ll find 20+ ideas inside this book for talking about sex so that you can create crucial talking points with your child. Before they get misinformation from someone or someplace else so that you know the right information to share at the right time.

Also talking about sex now, let’s your child know that you want to have these conversations with them, which means it is then okay for them to turn to you with their questions.

Will talking about sex encourage awkward questions?

Talking about sex might encourage awkward questions but that’s actually a good thing! As it means that your child trusts you and already sees you as a reliable source of information! (Congratulations, by the way!)

But you can relax, as I’ve got that covered for you! In the back of this book, you’ll find child-friendly illustrations (and answers) to help with answering tricky questions.

My child isn't comfortable talking about sex, will this guide help?

You’re not alone if your child isn’t comfortable talking about sex, as other parents tell me the same thing. So inside this book, you’ll find lots of suggestions on how to get your child talking.

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Customer Reviews

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What a relief!

This easy to use book is so helpful. It's sometimes hard to know what is age appropriate information or what to say on the spot. I find her examples so helpful in curating responses to other random questions but also how to incorporate in your every day life. It's not a one time conversation. Thank you Cath.

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