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6 Books That Make ‘The Talk’ Less Awkward For Both Of You

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Your kid’s natural inquisitiveness is adorable when they ask Why is the sky blue?” and sort of horrifying when they ask “Where do babies come from?” Fortunately, Hillary Frank, host of WNYC’s parenting podcastThe Longest Shortest Time, has compiled a great list of books you can read with your kid to help answer all their awkward questions. The books run the gamut from sorting out male and female anatomy to explaining non-traditional conception, and if the thought of turning story time over to birds and bees still makes you uncomfortable, remember: It’s way better than doing it via a cringe-worthy viral video.

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