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The Sex-wise Parent: The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids About Sex, Abuse, and Bullying Hardcover – April 1, 2012

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“Dr. Rosenzweig’s work will reduce trauma, save lives, and help families.” (James Hmurovich, president and CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America)

“The knowledge you will gain from her book is priceless.” (Arline McGraw Oberst, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul)

For generations American parents have been getting a failing grade in the important job of talking with their children about sex. The Sex-Wise Parent is just the tool needed to raise that grade to an A+. It's sound information and advice--a must read for parents.    

” (David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen)

About the Author

Janet Rosenzweig, MS , PhD, MPA, is a research associate for Prevent Child Abuse America. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s at Penn State, her PhD in social work from Rutgers, and her MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She’s held teaching positions at Rider University, the College of New Jersey, Rutgers University, and Penn State. From 2001 to 2007, she was the executive director of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey and in 2009, she was appointed as a visiting associate professor at the Montclair State University Center for Child Advocacy. She lives with her husband in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616085096
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616085094
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #758,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Rosenzweig holds a BS in Family Studies and an MS in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned certification as a sex educator and in 1978 brought that perspective to one of the first CAPTA- funded child sexual abuse programs. Dr. Rosenzweig managed child welfare programs in Tennessee and Texas before moving to NJ in 1984. She earned a PhD in Social Work from Rutgers University. Janet founded one of the first County Commissions on Child Abuse in NJ, and served for nine years as the cabinet level Mercer County Director of Human Services. Dr. Rosenzweig left government to join Prevent Child Abuse -NJ and served as Executive Director from 2001 - 2007. She earned an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School in 2008 and continues to write, teach and work with organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of parents and children with particular emphasis on the importance of parents promoting the sexual health and safety of their children. She is the author of The Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent's Guide Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids about Sex, Abuse, and Bullying, (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012) a consultant for non-profit organizations, Vice President of Prevent Child Abuse - America and a Lecturer at the Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania.

D. Rosenzweig is in demand as a speaker for both professional training events and conferences as well as for community events for parents.Presentations are booked through the American Program Bureau.

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As a mother of three boys, I found Dr. Rosenzweig's book to be extremely useful and practical. This is a topic that, unfortunately, mothers rarely discuss with each other. Experience has shown that each person's childhood experiences with heavily influence their parenting decisions on this issue -- and not usually for the better. In reading this book, I felt like Dr. Rosenzweig was speaking directly to me in a language that I could understand and apply to my every day life. I know now that I don't need to dread "The Conversation" with my boys someday but make this part of our every day communications. I am so glad that this book reached my hands. My children are certainly the healthier and safer for it...and me, too, for that matter.
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The Sex-Wise Parent helps parents in dealing with issues related to the sexual education of their children. These are issues which tend to be avoided by many parents and yet if they are not dealt with, children acquire incorrect information and inappropriate attitudes. The book emphasizes the importance of talking to our children about sexuality and provides guidelines to parents as to when and how and what to talk about.
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Not only every parent, but anyone who has children in their lives should read this book. Written from a loving, caring and informed perspective, in an open and honest manner; it is a must read and a must have.
This is a difficult topic for parents to approach, but one that must be spoken about openly in a safe and trusting environment, as communication is key when raising children and preparing them for the world , with all the wonders and horrors it holds.
"Sex-wise parent" gives you tools on how to deal and how to openly talk about sex, abuse and bullying with your child and help him/her be better equipped to face these issues when confronted with them.
This should be translated in every language and shared around the world.
Thank you Dr. Rosenzweig!
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When our children first cross the street alone or drive solo, most of us as parents agonize for what seems like forever.
We realize that they need to drive and that we cannot hold their hands forever.
There are other dangers that children face, not only in today's society but historically. Their ability to defend themselves against sexual predation has always been necessary. We have only relatively recently become so aware of the problem.
I believe that, among other things, this book offers parents the tools to educate their children in this area so that they will be armed against those who seek to take advantage.
Children are smart.
They just need the tools.
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This book is a must for parents, grandparents aunts,and uncles....the list includes all who have children as part of a family unit. As a single adult without children in my world or extended family, the book takes on even greater importance.
While perhaps not as enlightened by personal experience and challenges, this book serves to educate me on a most important topic that is a part of all of our worlds. It has given me insight and perspective that I have not had...and after reading this book I reenter the world a much more responsible adult ready to join the ranks of all who want to help children and their families to aviod and stop abuses that may come their way.
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Sex-Wise Parent covers it all, in a friendly but very thorough and informative way. Dr. Rosenweig's anecdotes are those that every parent can relate to, and her matter-of-fact tone dispels the sense of awkwardness or dread; it's nature, it happens to all of us, and here is why. Great help to us parents whose children are approaching puberty...
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Dr. Rosenzweig's book is a wonderful resource for parents - easy to read, comprehensive and to the point. It empowers parents to talk to their children about difficult issues and to do so in a clear, supportive and healthy way. Too many children learn about sex, and life in general, from their peers, from media or from the streets. This book changes all of that, giving parents an opportunity to have healthy, comfortable conversations with their children - conversations they may wish their parents had had with them when they were young. Buy a copy and wear it out!!
Pat Stanislaski, Director
Partnering for Prevention, LLC
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A MUST FOR ALL parents, clinicians, educators...anyone who influences children or teens. Dr. Rosenzweig tackles all topics that need to be addressed for children to become healthy adults in the 21st century. She equips you with good medical knowledge of normal body responses while assisting with the tough topics of what to do when... I wil use this book in my practice to help parents move through the necessary discussions. We prepare teens for difficult driving conditions, right? Please, if you don't talk to them about these issues...someone will. Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids About Sex, Abuse, and Bullying. As Dr. Rosenzweig says, "even if you don't talk, you communicate."
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