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From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children - Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H

From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children - Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H

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This widely recommended parenting guide offers a wealth of practical techniques to help you identify and communicate your own values about sexuality to your children, infants to age twelve. In this revised edition, acclaimed parenting educator Debra Haffner covers the latest research and addresses issues of timely concern, including Internet safety. 

"I believe it is up to you and your partner to decide on the messages and values you want to give your child about sexuality," Haffner writes. "It is your right and your responsibility to share them with your child."

The book includes:

  • Chapter 1: "The Basics"; includes "Sexually Healthy Families"; "The Key: Finding Teachable Moments"; and "Guidelines for Communication." 
  • Chapter 2: "Infants and Toddlers, Birth to Age 2," includes "Sexual Development of Infants"; "Parents' Response"; "The Importance of Touch"; "Sexuality Issues at the Hospital"; "Circumcision"; "Hepatitis B"; "First Days at Home"; "Teaching the Parts of the Body"; "Genital Exploration"; "Thinking Through Gender Roles"; and Special Issues: "Your Child Care Provider." 
  • Chapter 3: "The Preschool Years, Ages 2 to 5," includes "Teaching the Parts of the Body"; "Bath Time"; "I Want to be Alone";"Genital Touching"; "We're Just Playing Doctor, Mom"; "'Is My Son Gay?'""'Where Do I Come From?'""When Your Child Walks In When You Are Making Love"; and Special Issues: "Your Preschool" and "Sexual Abuse." 
  • Chapter 4: "Early Elementary School, Ages 5 to 8," includes "Your Child is Growing Up"; "Teaching Your Child the Facts of Life"; "Bath Time"; "Masturbation"; "More on Sex Play"; "Friendships"; "Going to Other People's Houses"; "But All the Kids Watch It"; "The News"; "Working with the Elementary School"; "Tag, You Have AIDS"; "Oh S@#$!"; "I'm So Sexy;" and Special Issues: "Divorce" and "Parents Dating." 
  • Chapter 5: "Upper Elementary School, Ages 9 to 12," includes "Preparing for Puberty"; "Preparing Your Daughter for Puberty"; "Preparing Your Son for Puberty"; "For Boys and Girls"; "A Few Words About Early and Late Developers"; "'Am I Normal?'""Emotional Development"; "The Preteen Ager with No Questions"; "Masturbation"; "Going Together"; "Mom, I Think I'm Gay"; "Body Image, Appearance, and Dieting"; "Teen Magazines"; "Dad, Will You Buy Me a 'Playboy'?""The Internet"; and Special Issues: "Hostile Hallways" and "How to Evaluate Sexuality Education Outside of the Home." 
  • Chapter 6: "Resources for More Information," includes "Additional Readings"; "Videos"; "Web Sites"; "Organizations"; and "Hotlines."
  • Using Safer Sex products means protecting the health of both you and of your sexual partner. It helps you stay healthy and can even make sex better.
  • Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H., has been president and CEO of SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, since 1988. At the forefront of sexuality education for more than twenty-five years, she is a Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, has a masters in Public Health from the Yale University School of Medicine, and is currently a student at Union Theological Seminary. 
  • Publisher: ‎ Newmarket Press; First Edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Weight: ‎ 12 ounces
  • Size: ‎ 9.03 x 6.01 x 0.6 inches
  • Paperback: ‎ 227 pages

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