Anne Bernsteing, Perspectives Press, Inc
Where do children think babies come from? You may be surprised by the answers given in this revised and expanded edition of the popular 1978 title. Bernstein (Yours, Mine & Ours: How Families Change When Remarried Parents Have a Child Together, Norton, 1990) examines how children think differently from adults concerning sex and birth. Page after page of enlightening interviews take us deep into the minds of children three to 12 years old. The interviews demonstrate each child's level of mental development and also show how a child's thinking changes with age. This understanding of child development will help adults communicate better with children about the origin of families as well as the origin of babies. The revision also deals with such 21st-century topics as assisted reproductive technology, donor insemination, and surrogacy. These valuable additions make the book essential even for libraries already owning the first edition.