Parents, Children and the Facts of Life
To Catholics, sex education means primarily the training of boys and girls to be pure and innocent, and eventually to enter marriage with a noble and holy purpose - if God calls them to that state of life. According to official Catholic teaching, sex education is the duty of the parents. Father Sattler has written Parents, Children and the Facts of Life to help parents fufill this extremely important duty. Applying the traditional Catholic principles to very practical questions, he explains what parents should tell their children, when and how they should tell it, what psychological and moral dangers they must avoid, and what questions they should expect. Father Sattler assures Catholic parents that they may indeed consider themselves qualified for this task, if they become thoroughly familiar with the contents of his book. Parents, Children and the Facts of Life is an easy book to understand and gives clear sensible answers on the proper Catholic approach to teaching children to facts of life. In these days, classroon "sex education" and classroom "chastity education," this classic Catholic handbook - which was first published in 1953 but which is absolutely up-to-date even today - is urgently needed by parents now, probably more so than at any other time in the history of the Church. This book originally sold over 700,000 copies and despite the lapse of time, still reads as though it were written today! 238 pp.
- Fr. Henry V. Sattler