This week Little Man had his annual well-check with his primary-care physician (he remains quite tall for his age & is expected to exceed even his Daddy in height– take that stereotypes!), while the girls & I attended an empowering presentation by a local midwife. Both were timely, as the latest What to Read Wednesday installment has a medical theme. Like the passionate professional who led our mother-daughter discussion, I prefer to put a body-positive spin on what tends to be a rather clinical topic…
The moms in attendance chuckled at our seemingly universal scarring Sex Ed. experiences from school. I’m grateful that as a homeschooler I can gently steer sensitive conversations in a more intimate, organic setting with my own children.
On occasion, Center Sister aspires to be a nurse midwife, unsurprising as her Nana is a Nurse Practitioner and we spent all of last year study anatomy & physiology for science. I like to think our frank, accepting approach to the study of our ever changing bodies will serve her well as a foundation, should she chooses to pursue such a vocation.
Besides our outstanding Apologia Anatomy textbooks from last year, our favorite kids books on health, medicine, and the body are by American Girl Doll:
Additionally, Firstborn recently read Wonder— a story which sparks compassion towards special medical needs, a topic near and dear to our family as Little Man was born with congenital cleft lip and palate.
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