ERIC Number: ED450911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Sex and Sensibility: A Parent's Guide to Talking Sense about Sex.
Roffman, Deborah M.
Children who grow up in an atmosphere of openness about sexuality grow up more slowly and more responsibly. This book offers parents a new framework for talking honestly about sex and sexuality with their children. The first part of the book examines new ways of thinking and talking, while the second part addresses concrete ways of raising sexually healthy children. The chapters are: (1) "Starting Over: We Can't Get There from Here"; (2) "Age Appropriateness: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?"; (3) "Sex: What is Sex, Really?"; (4) "Values: Becoming Your Child's Cultural Interpreter"; (5) "Sexuality: More Who We Are Than What We Do"; (6) "Gender: Girls Aren't from Venus, Boys Aren't from Mars"; (7) "Partnership: Families and Schools Working Together"; (8) "Sexual Health: Five Universal Needs along the Way"; (9) "Affirmation: Seeing and Hearing Children as They Are"; (10) "Information Giving: Empowering Children through Knowledge"; (11) "Values Clarification: Highlighting 'Right' Thinking"; (12) "Limit Setting: Keeping Our Children Safe and Healthy"; (13) "Anticipatory Guidance: Making Ourselves Dispensable"; and (14) "Sexual Orientation: Why and How It's Everyone's Business." Contains notes organized by chapter. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Children, Gender Issues, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Peer Influence, Physical Development, Sex Education, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Values Education
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