From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children - From Infancy to Middle School

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Harper Collins, Aug 18, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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This widely recommended parenting guide offers a wealth of practical techniques to help you identify and communicate your own values about sexuality to your children, infants to age twelve. In this revised edition, acclaimed parenting educator Debra Haffner covers the latest research and addresses issues of timely concern, including Internet safety. The book includes:

  • "Values Exercises" to help you identify and communicate your beliefs to your children
  • "Special Issues" to advise you on discussing difficult topics
  • "Teachable Moments" to help you recognize opportunities or entry points into a discussion of important issues.

"I believe it is up to you and your partner to decide on the messages and values you want to give your child about sexuality," Haffner writes. "It is your right and your responsibility to share them with your child."


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Infants and Toddlers Birth to Age 2 Sexual Development of Infants
Friendships and Feelings
Early Elementary School Ages 5 to 8 Your ChildIs GrowingUp
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About the author (2009)

Debra W. Haffner has been a parenting educator for more than twenty-five years, regularly speaks to parent groups across the country, and appears frequently on national TV, including CNN, Today, and The O'Reilly Factor. She holds a Master's in Public Health from Yale University School of Medicine and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister with the Unitarian Church in Westport, Connecticut.

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