Everything You Never Wanted your Kids to Know About Sex (but Were Afraid They'd Ask)

Everything You Never Wanted your Kids to Know About Sex (but Were Afraid They'd Ask)

The Secrets to Surviving your Child's Sexual Development From Birth to the Teens

Book - 2004
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If you've ever tried to tell your six-year-old how babies are made or your fourteen-year-old how condoms work, you know that grappling with telling your kids about sex can be a sweat-drenched exercise. But it doesn't have to be. Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask) is a one-of-a-kind survival guide that will help you stay sane through every stage of your child's sexual development. After interviewing scores of parents and analyzing decades of scientific research, two nationally respected, Harvard-trained physicians share their expertise in this brilliantly insightful, practical, and hilarious book that has fast become the leading resource for parents of toddlers to teens. This indispensable guide covers all the bases, including:

* What to expect at each stage of your child's development and how you can influence it from birth onward
* What to tell your kids at every age about sex and how to get the conversation going
* What to do when your five-year-old turns up naked with the girl next door, your toddler is rubbing on her teddy bear, or your six-year-old walks in on you having sex
* How to avoid unnecessary clashes with your middle-schooler while managing privacy, crushes, and what to wear
* How to encourage your teenager to use contraception without encouraging her to have sex, and how to help her choose the method that's best for her
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers ; Three Rivers Press, [2004], c2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781400051281
Branch Call Number: 649.65/RIC 4565 1
Additional Contributors: Schuster, Mark A. 1959-


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kittym2 May 24, 2013

This is written very clinically, from a medical doctor's point of view. Although my background is in science and I enjoy technical discussions, and I pretty sure my son does not want to hear a 3-page-long discussion about the different tissue layers of the penis. This is just an example. Like all books of this type, you need to take a look at the content and see what works best for your family.

Oct 07, 2010

Every parent should read this book...funny, interesting, well researched, thoroughly and easily explained.

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