Beyond the Big Talk
Picking up where From Diapers to Dating left off, Beyond the Big Talk focuses on talking to teens and young adults about sexuality issues. As in her previous book, Debra Haffner starts each chapter with Value Exercises - situations you may encounter and possible reactions - to get you thinking about your family’s beliefs and values. You’ll learn how to recognize and utilize ”teachable moments” and why this approach works better than one big discussion about sex. Haffner tells you how to open the lines of communication with your child, even if talking about sex hasn’t been acceptable in the past. Topics covered include dating, drugs, eating disorders, internet safety, encouraging the use of condoms and contraception for the sexually active teen, helping your teen set (and stick to) sexual limits, and lots more. Every parent who wants their child to grow up with a healthy attitude about sexuality should read this book.
By Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H. 2002. 240 pages.
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- What to expect and how to prepare: first time vaginal penetration and sexual intercourse
- What is vaginismus?