And it covers rue Internet, but not more modern technology such as snapchat and Instagram. I read the chapters from ages and up, so cannot provide review on the earlier chapters. This book did bring up situations I had not considered for the younger age set, but might have made me overly cautious had I read it when my kids were younger. The author shares her values and discusses her experience My copy was a edition, and the references to various pop culture events and icons feel dated.
The author shares her values and discusses her experience with her children very specifically, admitting when it didn't always go as planned. She also gives some very specific dialogs for conveying family values about various topics, from TV, to how to dress, to looking at Playboy or other adult magazines to dealing with sexual orientation.
Building and maintaining self-esteem are core components and avoiding demeaning behavior, especially how women or non--Caucasian are explicit in this book. Sexuality is seen as normal and the dialogs should be early and often. Haffner confronts the issue head on while aknowledging the difficulties that we face as parents with our own comfort discussing sex and sexuallity with our children. She makes recommendations throughout the book but skillfully leaves much room for differing values and opinions about sexuality.
Haffner encourages honesty from the beginning and discourages story telling and fabricating to explain questions related This is an excellent and honest discussion of how to talk about sex with your kids. Haffner encourages honesty from the beginning and discourages story telling and fabricating to explain questions related to sex like "where do babies come from.
This book is easy to read and full of helpful, honest advice for parents. I strongly recommend this book as a parenting resource, Not sex, but, sexuality, and there is definitely a difference. The book discusses everything from "naming" your child's parts properly to healthy definitions of love.
I cant say enough how wonderful this book is! Every parent should read it and think about how they want to present sexuality to their children. I love how the book is set up with questions regarding This is a fantastic book on the topic of building open healthy lines of communication between you and your child regarding sexuality.
I love how the book is set up with questions regarding each topic to ask yourself. There is no right or wrong answer to these questions, just tools for you to use to determine your message of sexuality. Whether we want to believe it or not, all children, regardless of age are sexual beings, and get their cues for dealing with their own sexuality from their parents and caregivers, therefore its important to understand our own feelings on topics of sexuality.
There is definitely some useful information in this book for that purpose. However, I found it difficult to take Haffner's advice at face value when she rarely cites specific, empirical evidence.
She uses the phrase "Study after study" a lot, but usually doesn't specify what the studies were. I also found it troubling that, whil I got this book from the library because I want to be more than the father who brandishes a shotgun every time a pubescent boy comes within a mile radius of my daughter.
I also found it troubling that, while she acknowledged the pressures of a society that values appearance above all else in girls, Haffner seemed to place the onus on young girls for dressing in what she considers to be revealing clothes. Even so, she's careful to lay out her own values and stress that not everyone will share them. This book isn't what I hoped it would be, but I'm glad I read it all the same.