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Health Resources

Perusing this section, you'll find these resources are primarily of two kinds: sex education, and fitness/nutrition. The thing about good health education is that most of it preventative: if you brush your teeth, eat well, exercise, stay pure till marriage, etc. you won't have to worry about a lot of the problems that plague many people.

There's a lot of truth in that, though of course there are plenty of health problems everyone is susceptible to, regardless of their habits. That doesn't mean we should have a fatalistic approach to health, or that we should encourage our kids to be careless. We might not be able to add any days to our lives (as the Bible points out), but we can make those we do have more enjoyable and comfortable.

The ideas we receive as children stick with us and inform our attitudes and behaviour throughout our lives, even if we consciously change our opinion when we get older. For this reason, it's essential we guide our children to sensible living while they're under our direct care and guidance—there's a good chance they'll continue in the same path when they leave home.

One of our favorite sex education series is God's Design for Sex: each volume is age-specific, explicitly Christian, and discreet. There isn't a bunch of information that kids don't need, just answers to common questions and a biblical framework for discussions. The Learning About Sex books are similarly excellent tools for Christian parents to introduce a frequently sensitive and difficult topic.

In the fitness vein, one of the best sellers at Exodus Books is Home School Family Fitness by Dr. Bruce Whitney, now in its 7th edition. The book outlines fitness plans, rules for physical games, and information about strength, aerobic, and endurance training. We Win! is also for Christian homeschoolers, and focuses on less strenuous activities for the whole family.

Books about sickness (how it's caught and how to avoid it), food, hiking, safety and first aid, etc., all find their place here. Health needn't be a separate subject taught all by itself, but it does need to be addressed; we suggest simply integrating teachable moments throughout the day. In the end, we don't maintain good health for our own sakes, but for the good of the God who saves us; it's important we teach that to kids, too.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

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Against the Tide
by Julie Hiramine, Megan Briggs
2nd edition
for Adult
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Almost 12
by Kenneth N. Taylor
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 5th-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Awesome Foods for Active Kids
by Anita Bean
from Hunter House
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: C08-04)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Before I Was Born
God's Design for Sex Book 2
by Carolyn Nystrom & Sandra Speidel
from NavPress
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Before I was Born
God's Design for Sex #2
by Carolyn Nystrom
New Edition from NavPress
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$10.99
Before You Were Born
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Blender Baby Food
by Nicole Young, Nadine Day
from Robert Rose
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-07E)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Pilates
by Joyce Gavin
from Parragon Publishing
for Adult
in Physical Education & Fitness (Location: B18-15A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Boy's Body Book
by Kelli Dunham
3rd edition from Applesauce Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$12.95
Disease Fighters
by Nathan Aaseng
First Edition from Lerner Publishing Group
for 4th-6th grade
in History of Medicine (Location: B04-00B)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Dr. A's Habits of Health
by Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen
Fir from Habits of Health Press
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: C08-04)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Excellence in Sport Skill - DVD
for 6th-12th grade
in Physical Education & Fitness (Location: B18-15A)
$12.00 (2 in stock)
Exploring the History of Medicine
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Master Books
for 5th-12th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: B17-01C)
$12.50 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Quizzes, Reviews, and Tests
by Ashley Gratto
from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: B17-01C)
$6.00
Exploring the History of Medicine - Quizzes, Reviews, and Tests
by Cindy Davis & Ashley Gratto
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: B17-01C)
$6.80
Facing the Facts
God's Design for Sex Book 4
by Stan & Brenna Jones
from NavPress
for 6th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$12.99
Family First Aid
from Klutz
in Life Skills for Kids (Location: CPB-06B)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Family Guide to Reflexology
by Ann Gillanders
from Little, Brown & Company
for Adult
in Nutrition & Medicine (Location: C08-07D)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Family Health, Nutrition & Fitness
by Paul C. Reisser
from Tyndale House
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: C08-04)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
First Aid Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Home Economics Curriculum (Location: C08-07D)
$9.95
First Aid for Children Fast
by DK Publishing
1 Amer ed from DK Publishing
for 4th-8th grade
in Nutrition & Medicine (Location: C08-07D)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Fit Kids!
by Kenneth H. Cooper
from Broadman & Holman
for Adult
in Physical Education & Fitness (Location: B18-15A)
$9.00 (3 in stock)
Gift-Wrapped by God
by Linda Dillow, Lorraine Pintus
1st edition from WaterBrook Press
for 9th-Adult
in Sexual Intimacy (Location: C02-01B)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
God Made All of Me
by Justin S. Holcomb, Lindsey A. Holcomb
Fir from New Growth Press
for Nursery-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$12.50
God's Design
Making Him Known Series - Book 8
by Gary Steward, Sally Michael
from P & R Publishing
in Devotions for Kids (Location: CPB-07B)
$16.99
God's Will for My Body
for 6th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$3.50 (2 in stock)
Health for Godly Generations
by Renée DeGroot
from Pleasant Word
for Adult
in Nutrition & Medicine (Location: C08-07D)
Home School Family Fitness
by Bruce Whitney
6th edition from Home School Family Fitness Institute
for 4th-8th grade
in Physical Education & Fitness (Location: B18-15A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Home School Family Fitness
by Dr. Bruce Whitney
from Hatherleigh Press
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Physical Education & Fitness (Location: B18-15A)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Homesteading
by Abigail R. Gehring
2nd edition from Skyhorse Publishing
for 9th-12th grade
in Self-Sufficiency (Location: C08-09A)
$27.95
How & When to Tell Your Kids About Sex
by Brenna B. Jones, Stanton L. Jones
from NavPress
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$24.99
How Did God Make Me?
by Matt Jacobson
from Zonderkidz
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
How Did God Make Me?
by Matt Jacobson, Lisa Jacobson
from Multnomah Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
How to Talk Confidently with Your Child About Sex
Learning About Sex #6
by Lenore Buth
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$14.99
How to Talk to Your Kid about Sex
by William P. Smith
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
$2.99
How You Are Changing
Learning About Sex #3
by Jane Graver
Upd Rev from Concordia Publishing House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$12.00
How You Are Changing
Learning About Sex #3
by Jane Graver
Upd Rev from Concordia Publishing House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$14.99
How You Are Changing
Learning About Sex #3
by Jane Graver
Upd Rev from Concordia Publishing House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$14.99
I Want to Teach My Child About Fitness
by Shawn McMullen
from Standard Publishing Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Physical Education & Fitness (Location: B18-15A)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan
1st edition from Penguin Random House
for Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: C08-05F)
$16.00 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave's Science for Every Kid Series
by Janice VanCleave
from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Health Resources (Location: B18-15A)
$14.95 $8.00 (2 in stock)
Life Before Birth
by Gary Parker
from Master Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-07E)
$11.00 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Living a Longer, Healthier Life
by Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen
1st edition from Habits of Health Press
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: C08-04)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Love, Sex, and God
Learning About Sex #5
by Bill Ameiss, Jane Graver
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 9th-12th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$14.99
Love, Sex, and God
Learning About Sex #5
by Bill Ameiss, Jane Graver
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 9th-12th grade
in Sex Education (Location: B18-15B)
$14.99
Medicine and Society in America
Perspectives on History Series
by Jennifer Hanson, editor
from History Compass
Non-fiction for 6th-9th grade
in History of Medicine (Location: B04-00B)
$7.95 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Milliken: Nutrition
Milliken Transparency & Reproducible books
from Milliken Publishing
for 5th-9th grade
in Nutrition & Medicine (Location: C08-07D)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Mommy Diagnostics
by Shonda Parker
3rd edition from Multnomah Books
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-07E)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Naturally Healthy Pregnancy
by Shonda Parker
3rd edition from Multnomah Books
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: C08-07E)
$5.50 (2 in stock)
No-Gimmick Guide to Raising Fit Kids
by Robert S. Andersen
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: C08-04)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
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