The Essential Sex Education Book for Parents: Guided Conversations to Have with Your Tweens and Teens (Paperback)

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The Essential Sex Education Book for Parents: Guided Conversations to Have with Your Tweens and Teens (Paperback)


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Discover sex-positive guidance to help you have important talks with your tween or teen

Find out how you can tackle the sometimes difficult subject of sex in a way that encourages your child to open up, be honest, and not feel ashamed. This modern guide helps you confidently discuss 70 essential sex education topics. Each subject features an easy-to-understand explanation, as well as questions and prompts designed to help you start meaningful dialogues.

What sets this book apart from other books about sex education for teens:
  • Sex education 101—Learn about the physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that your child is experiencing as they move through puberty.
  • Tips for talking—In addition to helpful prompts, find guidance for how to have conversations with your child, respond to difficult questions, and more.
  • Comprehensive info—Better understand up-to-date approaches on sex education, exploring everything from sexual health and safe sex to consent, gender identity, and social media.

Make sure you're ready to have "The Talk" with The Essential Sex Education Book for Parents.
Dan Rice is a leader in the field of sex education. He has contributed to the writing of National Sex Education Standards (second edition) and cochaired the committee that developed the Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education. He has extensive experience working directly with youth in public and private schools, community-based organizations, foster programs, the juvenile justice system, communities of faith, teen-to-teen leadership programs, and mentoring groups. Dan’s expertise in sex education has led him to be a guest on NPR and quoted in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Rewire News Group.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638074229
ISBN-10: 1638074224
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
Pages: 142
Language: English
"Few things in life are harder than parenting a teen or tween, but this book provides help with the sensitive and complex topic of sex and sexuality. Dan Rice's expert guidance and recommendations about what to say and when will help parents and caregivers share their values about relationships, communication, and sexuality with their kids. As a sex educator and parent, I find this book to be a must-have for all parents of tweens and teens." —Nora Gelperin, M.Ed., director of sex education & training, Advocates for Youth

"Parents are their children's first and arguably most important source of information about sexuality, but it can be hard to talk about! With compassion for parents and children alike, sex education expert Dan Rice delivers accurate, up-to-date information and practical tips and questions to support parents in discussing the many aspects of sexuality with their children. Emphasizing listening and non-judgment, this book masterfully transforms the one-way birds and the bees talk into multiple conversations and opportunities for parents to learn about their children, answer their questions, impart facts and correct their misperceptions, convey family values, and support them in their sexual development without shame or stigma." —Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH, adolescent medicine clinician and researcher

"Regularly talking with your children about sex and sexuality is the best way to help them grow up safe, healthy, and capable of developing loving, respectful relationships. This indispensable resource belongs on the must-read list of any parent who wants to feel empowered and confident in their role as their child's most important sex educator." —Eva S. Goldfarb, PhD, professor of public health and co-author of Rights, Respect, Responsibility: K-12 Sex Education

"As a single parent of two young boys, and in a moment when we see inclusive programs like comprehensive sex education coming under vicious attack in schools, it is more important than ever for parents to be well prepared to have important conversations with their children. The developmentally appropriate information, question examples, and conversation prompts offer parents the support, affirmation, and guidance they need to tackle sex ed subjects confidently. I'll be using this resource thoroughly!" —Christine Soyong Harley, president & CEO of SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change