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Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids' "Go-To" Person about Sex Paperback – July 31, 2012
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“A guide to ‘the talk’ in the 21st century.”
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Roffman is compelling in how she addresses "sex" questions from kids of all ages. She convinced me that "the talk" is only one part of a lifetime of preparing kids to inhabit, take care of, and respect their bodies. She points out how kids can misunderstand (or understand only too well if taken literally) the messages of modern culture -- that "sex" doesn't count if it's not intercourse; that "sex" is fun and recreational but not necessarily (or not at all!) tied to relationships and responsibility (think "friends w/ benefits"); that porn is bad not b/c it shows sex but b/c it shows sex as idealized (IRL nobody really looks like that or performs like that) and devoid of emotional meaning and attachment, not to mention it's so often violent, etc. I also thought she had great analogies that helped me break through the hesitation that talking about sex would encourage sexual behavior and activity sooner.Read more ›
If your teenager and pre-teen can ask you questions, express their own thoughts and have them listened to without a whole lot of judgment thrown in--while at the same time you provide sound information in a reasonable, calm way--you're on the way to "getting it." When you "get it" your kids will share more with you about what really matters and ask you about the things that really matter. Your kids will be safer, make better choices and manage the risks of adolescent more smoothly.
Lest you think "getting it" is an elusive quality that cannot be taught--like being cool--it isn't.Read more ›
Affirmation, Information, Clarification and Values, Boundaries and Limits, Guidance... I have them memorized, I practice and get the response that I would like to have... AMAZING!!!
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Very informative--a bit redundant at times but maybe necessary since the topic is so important. Definitely would reccommend!!!!Published 9 days ago by Grandma Pat
Every adult with young adults should read this! Great resource. Arrived timely and in excellent condition.Published 21 months ago by Ennui
Deb Roffman is just awesome! I am a sex educator and recommend this book to parents all the time. Another great book by an amazing author/educator.Published on July 17, 2014 by Kristen
I loved that this book gave you pretty much word-by-word answers to the early questions your child asks you about reproduction. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by JenB
The author offers clear advice on how to explain. Great information mixed with funny anecdotes. I highly recommend this for any parent!Published on September 6, 2013 by j
Deborah Roffman is a much acclaimed sex educator. I too am a sex educator. This is an absolutely excellent book for parents. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Robert Selverstone