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Why is teaching preschool children about sexual health so important? Well, for one thing, it's well documented that teaching children about sex and sexuality early helps prevent sexual abuse. But it's more than that, sexuality goes way beyond sexual intercourse and reproduction. Sexuality influences how we view ourselves and our bodies, how we interact with people, how we fit into our world and how we express ourselves as individuals. It's a dynamic process and will change as we learn and grow. Think of it as a journey, not a destination As parents or caregivers, children look to us for guidance and it's up to us to lead the way. Having said that, starting the conversation can be tough. If you're like most parents, you've done your homework and you'll know that there is a wealth of information available in books and on the Internet. So much so, that it's overwhelming and who has the time to sift through it all? In addition, while there's an abundance of information, very little of it will teach you HOW to successfully communicate the information to your kids. Let's face it, children don't come with instruction manuals and as a parent, sometimes it's hard to know what to do. What's appropriate? What's normal? What's not? What do I say? What do I do? To complicate matters, as adults we bring preconceptions and emotions surrounding our own experience with sexuality into the equation. Most of us have the best of intentions, but very few of us grew up in homes where talking about sex was as natural as talking about the weather. We've consulted with experts, reviewed the literature extensively and distilled it into easy to read, manageable pieces along with talking points on how to Start the Conversation with your child. Our goal is to help you, make those tough conversations easy so that you in turn can help your children to stay healthy and safe.