How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 289 pages
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Equips parents to teach their children how to make sexuality a safe, healthy, and sacred part of their lives.

How parents address sex--their openness, the context, and their attitudes--will impact how their children view their own sexuality and self-worth. Dr. Chirban helps parents know when, how, and how much, and stresses the vital importance of their role in sex education. He uses humor, compassion, and real-life examples to prepare parents for healthy and ongoing conversations that equips their kids to own their own sexuality and provide an understanding of the larger issues of relationships, love, commitment, and intimacy. In addition, parents discover how helping their children grasp these veiled yet critical keys to a fulfilling life deepens their own connection with their children.

With specific helps for children from birth through young adult, Dr. Chirban provides context for what needs to be communicated at each stage of their development as well as tips for the inevitable surprise questions. In addition, he tackles complicated issues such as pornography, relationships and the Internet, sexting, and homosexuality. Most important is the emphasis on strong family values and spirituality as it relates to sexuality.

Previously released in 2007 as What's Love Got to Do With It?, this revised book adds new insights from today's culture that make it even more relevant to parents and families.


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The Power of a Loving Relationship

User Review  - JerryBlounts -

This author provides an amazing range of information about parents and kids concerning sexuality. My big take-away, however, is the depth and sensitivity Dr. Chirban details for establishing a loving ... Read full review

A Very Sensitive and Carefully Prepared Book

User Review  - LillySweeney -

This is one topic that most parents will not find easy, but this book provides many keys to open many important doors for strengthening family life and understanding our children. I loved the specific ... Read full review


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John T. Chirban, Ph.D., Th.D. is a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School at The Cambridge Hospital. He is also professor of psychology and chairman of the program in Human Development at Hellenic College and was named Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University. Dr. Chirban has written numerous books and articles and directs Cambridge Counseling Associates, a full service psychotherapy practice. Dr. Chirban has three teenagers.

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