Do you have a Family Honor Program in your parish or school? They have wonderful programs that help parents and children discuss the sanctity of life in God's gift of creating us male and female.
This evening we attended the Changes and Challenges session with our 6th grader. While they go over some basic information on how the body changes during puberty, and yes, how life is created, they also explain how our personalities are composed of many sides, each one needing to be developed and nourished.
All of us have a spiritual, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional facet to our personality (SPICE). God created us wonderfully complex and completely unique, but to find self worth and self esteem we have to nurture all of these areas.
For the boys, they explained the concept of SPICE using a bicycle wheel. Each spoke represents a different area, and if you negelect one area the wheel won't roll correctly.
Spiritually, physically, intellectually, creatively, emotionally . . . we're going to put a little SPICE in our life.