When it comes time to start talking with your preteen about sex and dating it can be difficult and awkward. My daughter has not reached what I would consider a preteen yet but it will not be long before she is at that stage in her life. I have had a talk with my 8 year old about the birds & the bees but I just told her what I think she needs to know at her age. I have told her the basics of what pressures may come her way when she gets older and I have explained to her the consequences of her actions if she decides to do them. I have explained to her why it is important to not be alone and that there are some people out there that have some issues that cause them to make bad choices and that if anyone tries to touch her in an inappropriate way she needs to tell me even if they are someone I like & trust and to tell me even if they threaten her because she doesn’t need to worry her daddy and I will take care of them. I told her I would believe her and that she can come to me if she ever has any questions about this topic. It was a little awkward but I know that I want to be the one to explain it to her first. I don’t want her getting her information from friends or worse the internet. I wanted to review this item because I thought it sounded like a great way to explain to my daughters when they become the right age to go through it. Planning a fun weekend together and having all of this information to help guide us through some of the toughest conversations we will have with our girls is exactly what we need to get us through these sometimes uncomfortable subjects.
After looking through the getaway kit I found it very educational. The Tour Guide brought up good thought provoking questions and facts for you and your pre-teen to discuss. One of my favorite things that I will be using is the checklist for what you will be doing and what supplies you will need to bring. The travel Journal had a wait to date certificate( the preteen signs this and you write what age you want them to wait to date) and dating questions to help bring up dating discussions for when you feel your child is ready to date. The CDs start off with something just for the parents to help you get prepared and then they go through all of the topics including body changes for girls only and a boys only section. This Passport 2 Purity kit has so much great information in it that will help bring me closer to my girls and help them to know what to do when they are confronted with all of these situations. I believe it would be a great product for 10 to 15 year old preteens(of coarse all children mature at different ages and it also depends on the environment they are growing up in). I think you will know when the time is right.
About The Passport 2 Purity Getaway Kit:
(1) Tour Guide for the parent, (1) Travel Journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, and (8) CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s:
Session 1: Beginning the Journey – Challenges, Traps, and Choices; Session 2: Running With The Herd – Friendships and Peer Pressure; Session 3: Ready For An Upgrade? – Changes in Him, Changes in Her; Session 4: Destination: Lé Pure – Setting Boundaries; Session 5: Crossing The Date Line – Seeing Dating Differently
Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting, bullying, online stalking and moral defiance. Innocence is under attack, and you cannot win the battle with a single awkward talk or a strict set of rules. The primary defense for your child is a strong relationship with you and with God. FamilyLife developed Passport2Purity (P2P) to assist you in building heart-to-heart communication with your preteen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare him or her for the turbulent years ahead. Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, you can set your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity – and strengthen the bond between you. It is designed to be used by a mother and daughter or a father and son when the child is a preteen. It is suggested that the materials be completed over a weekend away from home, as the child may be more open to discussing the topics away from his or her normal environment. If this isn’t possible, the material can be completed over a period of four or five weeks.