What to say to a daughter entering adolescence? If your daughter is between 9 and 11 years old, she is going through early adolescence – she is no longer a child, but not yet a woman. She has many questions. Is the body for experimentation? Is love something “disgusting”? Is a baby a threat? Will her daughter learn to accept her growing and changing body? Will she be able to identify with her gender and prepare herself for life as a woman? How to love herself and feel good about her body? The author invites mothers to talk to their daughters aged 9 to 13. She offers three conversations based on the child’s development. The book offers advice for the educator and encourages the girl to think for herself and not to be influenced by her environment. This kind of education helps her to grow and not fall into the trap of love. In this way, the author aims to bring back the human and magical element to sexuality.
What to say to a son entering adolescence? Fathers have the great happiness to talk to their sons about the extraordinary beauty of the human body and the meaning of sexuality! However, when it comes to intimate matters, dads don’t feel strong. But is there an anxiety beneath the son’s silence that needs to be released? In this new pedagogical material, emotional and sexuality education takes the form of conversations between a father and his son as he enters adolescence. These are conversations between two men who love and support each other. In preparing his son to become a man, the father asks him questions, listens to his answers and discovers his world. The child wants to be understood and to feel confident. He has many questions. Is my body me? Is it worth experimenting? What is human? Is it possible to love? The proposed conversations give direction and offer concrete tools and a continuation of the conversation on a given topic. Dad can use these materials according to the needs and maturity of the child.
Inès PELISSIÉ DU RAUSAS knows how to talk about the most difficult subjects without offending the reader’s sensitivity. In her lectures, she talks to parents about positive pedagogy, which is very much in touch with reality, and helps them to talk to their children in a simple way and to help them discover the happiness that comes from loving.
The book is published by the Public Institution “Centre for the Cultural Development of Society”, Vilnius, 2022.