Sex education is not simply a matter of a lesson in human biology. Now more than ever before young people need correct information on their own sexual development balanced with respect for their own dignity and integrity and that of those around them.
First published in 1981 as Boys Talk, this has proved a steady bestseller ever since. This thoroughly revised and updated edition now covers important contemporary issues such as bullying and AIDS.
Lucienne Pickering writes from her experience as youth counsellor and mother of five grown-up children. Set within an easily-read and lifelike story of a boy growing up, the facts of life are simply presented in the context of the reader's growing understanding and respect for himself and others.
Boy Talk is written for boys aged 9-14, though parents may feel that their children are ready for it at an earlier age. It is intended not only as a personal guide for the pre-adolescent but also as a means of communication and open discussion between parent and child.