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It's really great, but it would have been nice to know how incredibly outdated it is before buying
on August 15, 2014
The content it does have, I like very much. The main problem is that the text "Completely revised and expanded" somehow gives you the impression that that revision and expansion probably happened sometime within the last 15 years. Nope. In fact: there is nothing in this book about the Internet whatsoever -- despite how large it looms in our kids' lives.
Nothing about cybersafety, on-line bullying, chat rooms, sexting, Internet porn -- oh, this is strange: nothing about PORN at all. Even all the way back when I was a youngun I of course had that friend who'd found his dad's Hustler stash and yeah, I was a little confused by what I saw, and the first time I watched a hardcore video I was definitely disturbed. I would have expected a book like this would explain a few things to me. But no, nothing. A strange omission even back when this book was last revised, but today our kids are looking at porn on-line that would curl your toes all the time and from a much younger age than you would believe. They need a book to set them straight about what they are seeing and why they might want to avoid it.