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Books Can Help in Talking to Kids About Sex

Are you ready for "the talk"? Credit: Amazon
When it comes to raising children, sometimes you just want to be told the right thing to say or do.
Debra Haffner, a former president of the Sexuality Information and Educati...
You might not be able to find the right words to talk to your kids about sex, but these books can help.

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