This updated and expanded version of the bestselling More Speaking of Sex, continues to deliver no-nonsense facts in a humorous yet scientific manner. With new chapters related to the Internet, and multi-faiths, parents will find the latest and greatest information about sexual health. Meg Hickling gently dispels misconceptions and unhealthy beliefs about sex by telling even more humorous stories from over 25 years of experience working with children, families, teachers, and other professionals.
Hickling touches on the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of sexuality - a "whole" person approach to sex. She knows that many parents had no information given to them by their parents, their churches, or their schools, when they were growing up, and Hickling hopes this book will provide the knowledge parents need. Hickling provides age-appropriate information, guidelines on how to talk with children at various stages of their development, and examples of how to answer tough questions.
MEG HICKLING, CM, is a retired R.N., and an award-winning educator and author who has been instilling a knowledge of sexual health in children and adults for over 30 years. Her ability to convey difficult and controversial material with sensitivity and warmth distinguishes her as a remarkable teacher and role model. Her vision and influence have earned her The Canadian Home and School Federation's Health Award, The YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Health Education, The RNABC Award of Excellence, The Distinguished Service to Families Award, and most notably, The Order of British Columbia, and The Order of Canada. She is the author of Meg Hicklings Grown-up Sex: Sexual Wellness for the Better Part of Your Life (2008, Northstone) and (2005, Northstone).
Hickling approaches sex education as 'a body science' - a straightforward way of telling boys and girls how their bodies work which takes away the giggles.
A remarkable and inspired teacher, Meg conveys a challenging subject with sensitivity, humor, and warmth. She is a sought-after advisor/consultant voluntarily training dozens in the field.
The New Speaking of Sex is recommended reading for all teachers, and should be in every school's professional and parent libraries.