Original title: Rakkaus, ilo, rohkeus
Authors: Raisa Cacciatore, Erja Korteniemi-Poikela
Genres: General Nonfiction, Parenting & Educational
English sample & synopsis
Finnish parenting is world-famous! This eagerly awaited book explains how to talk to children about love and sexuality with warm empathy.
Can my kids have a crush or fall in love? What is normal development? Curiosity, playfulness, and sensitivity are all parts of sexual development. Expressing emotions and appreciating your body and experiences are bases for building good health and selfesteem. Respect in relationships, trust, love, and enjoyment are skills that can be supported from early on. This book provides easy keys to guiding children on their path towards well-being, intimacy and happiness. It features a comprehensive step-by-step model for a child’s development based on years of experience and research in Finland. All chapters include concrete exercises.
The authors of the book know what they are talking about. The book deals with the growth of children into healthy sexuality and the role of parents as role models for children. The book’s author couple doesn’t drop their advice from an ivory tower. They offer simple wisdom to every human being. What they consider important is that often silenced issues of intimacy and love should be spoken openly about with children.
-Jouko Varonen, critic, Finland
FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
HUNGARY: Scolar Kiado
SOUTH KOREA: Bluemoosebooks