I wasn't sure what to say when my four-year-old daughter developed an intense fondness for Barbie dolls.I didn't know what to do when Gregory at age three stopped using the bathroom at school.This "thoughtful guide for parents" (Newsweek) offers a wealth of practical techniques to identify and communicate their own values about sexuality to their children.Whether discussing how to help kids with the onslaught of sexual messages they see in the media or providing sensible guidance on teaching about the body, Debra Haffner's values-oriented approach is informative and comforting.Approved by Parents' Choice, praised in Time, Newsweek, and Library Journala leading sexuality educator's warm, practical, step-by-step program for helping parents provide accurate information and communicate their own values to their children.Millions of Americans know Debra Haffner from her appearances on Oprah, Dateline, Good Morning America, 20/20, and other national media such as Time, Newsweek, and USA Today.She will make me bend over in front of strangers to "get something for her" so they will see my plastic panties under my jeans.
The book includes:"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.
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."For more parenting resources on helping your Mighty Girl through all stages of her development, visit our Physical / Emotional parenting section.
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.