So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids
Risqué Halloween costumes for young girls. T-shirts that boast “Chick Magnet” for toddler boys. Sexy content on almost every television channel, as well as in movies and video games. Popular culture and technology inundate our boys and girls with an onslaught of graphic sexual messages at earlier ages than ever before. Without the emotional sophistication to understand what they are doing and seeing, kids are getting into increasing trouble emotionally and socially. Parents are left shaking their heads, wondering: How did this happen? What can we do?
Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., internationally recognized experts in, respectively, early childhood development and the impact of the media on children and teens, offer parents essential, age-appropriate strategies to counter the assault. Filled with savvy suggestions, helpful sample dialogues, and poignant stories from families dealing with these issues, So Sexy So Soon provides parents with the information, skills, and confidence they need to discuss sensitive topics openly and effectively–so their kids can just be kids.
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I think this is an important book for parents and perhaps also teachers/caregivers to read. It is not at all intellectual, and therefore a quick and easy read, with some interesting points and ... Read full review
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As a father and a psychologist, the commercialization and sexualization of childhood that is subject of So Sexy, So Soon is readily apparent and of grave concern. Drs. Levin and Kilbourne do an ... Read full review
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Diane E. Levin,Jean Kilbourne
No preview available - 2008