How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things: Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say / Edition 1

How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things: Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say / Edition 1

by Charles E. Schaefer, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
     
 

"Will I get AIDS?'' "Why do we have to move?'' "What if grandma dies?''A child's difficult questions about everyday life can often take parents by surprise. How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things helps parents find the words they need to talk to their kids and answer their questions. The authors offer practical guidance on a wide range of life's

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"Will I get AIDS?'' "Why do we have to move?'' "What if grandma dies?''A child's difficult questions about everyday life can often take parents by surprise. How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things helps parents find the words they need to talk to their kids and answer their questions. The authors offer practical guidance on a wide range of life's experiences, from family changes like moving to a new home, divorce, and remarriage to subjects such as child abuse and AIDS.Using vignettes and sample conversations, the authors show parents how to convey the facts children need to know—What happened? How will it affect me? Will I be okay?—through open and honest communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555426118
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/18/1994
Series:
Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Scienc
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
706,599
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

MAJOR CRISES AND BIG FAMILY CHANGES.

Adoption, Alcoholic Parent, Death of a Loved One, Death of a Pet, Dentist or Medical Doctor Visit, Disasters—Accidents and Natural Catastrophes, Divorce, Dying Child, First Day of School, Hospital Stay, Mental Health Professional, Moving to a New Home, New Baby in the Family, Remarriage and Stepparenting, Repeating a Grade, Sleep-Away Camp.

CONCERNS OF YOUTH.

Death, Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality, Money and Work, Pornography, Prejudice, Puberty, Risk Taking and Failure, Santa Claus, Sex and Reproduction, Sex Play and Masturbation, Sexual Abuse, Strangers, Television and Media, Violence, War.

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