Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent's Guide to Talking Sense about Sex

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 325 pages
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With a rare directness and clarity about sex and reproduction, sexual values, and cultural influences on sexuality, Deborah Roffman challenges and teaches readers how to develop a blueprint for opening the lines of communication with children of all ages. Sex and Sensibility introduces the five core parenting skills that parents need to confidently interpret and comfortably respond to virtually any question a child might pose or any situation that arises. Powerfully instructive and thought provoking, it should be required reading for parents; it will inspire honest talk about sex and sexuality, helping all of us be better parents for the effort.
 

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User Review  - Jonna Higgins-Freese - Goodreads

Well, this was fabulous. Thoughtful and helpful and should be required reading for all parents. The author sets a great context in which "sexuality" includes a whole range of human behavior and ... Read full review

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Contents

Starting Over We Cant Get There from Here
1
Age Appropriateness Too Much Too Little or Just Right?
19
What Is Sex Really?
44
Values Becoming Your Childs Cultural Interpreter
61
Sexuality More Who We Are Than What We Do
91
Gender Girls Arent from Venus Boys Arent from Mars
108
Partnership Families and Schools Working Together
142
Raising Sexually Healthy Children
167
Affirmation Seeing and Hearing Children as They Are
185
Information Giving Empowering Children Through Knowledge
210
Values Clarification Highlighting Right Thinking
235
Limit Setting Keeping Our Children Safe and Healthy
258
Anticipatory Guidance Making Ourselves Dispensable
279
Sexual Orientation Why and How Its Everyones Business
301
Notes
321
Copyright

Sexual Health Five Universal Needs Along the Way
168

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About the author (2001)

Deborah M. Roffman, M.S., a nationally certified Sexuality and Family Life Educator, is an associate editor of the Journal of Sex Education and Therapy and the author of Sex and Sensibility. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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