From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children - From Infancy to Middle School

From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children - From Infancy to Middle School

by Debra W. Haffner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557048103
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 348,799
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Debra W. Haffner has been a parenting educator for more than twenty-five years, regularly speaks to parent groups across the country, and appears frequently on national TV, including CNN, Today, and The O'Reilly Factor. She holds a Master's in Public Health from Yale University School of Medicine and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister with the Unitarian Church in Westport, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Editionxi
1The Basics1
Sexually Healthy Families5
The Key: Finding Teachable Moments6
Guidelines for Communication9
2Infants and Toddlers, Birth to Age 221
Sexual Development of Infants26
Parents' Feelings27
The Importance of Touch28
The Circumcision Decision30
First Days at Home33
Teaching the Parts of the Body34
Genital Exploration37
Thinking through Gender Roles39
Special Issue
Your Child-Care Provider41
3The Preschool Years, Ages 2 to 545
Teaching the Parts of the Body46
Bath Time49
"I Want to Be Alone!"51
Genital Touching53
"We're Just Playing Doctor, Mom"56
Friendships and Feelings60
"When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Marry Mommy"64
"Is My Son Gay?"68
"Where Do I Come From?"72
When Your Child Walks in When You Are Making Love77
Special Issue
Your Preschool80
Sexual Abuse82
4Early Elementary School, Ages 5 to 891
Your Child Is Growing Up92
Teaching Your Child the Facts of Life95
Bath Time102
More on Sex Play105
Tomboys and Sissy Girls109
Going to Other People's Houses111
"But All the Kids Watch It"113
The News121
Working with the Elementary School123
"Tag, You Have AIDS"126
"Oh S@#$!"128
"The Britney Syndrome"130
Special Issue
Parents Dating135
When Your Child Isn't Conceived the "When Mommy and Daddy Love Each Other" Way137
5Upper Elementary School, Ages 9 to 12145
Preparing for Puberty146
Preparing Your Daughter for Puberty148
Preparing Your Son for Puberty154
For Boys and Girls158
A Few Words about Early and Late Developers159
"Am I Normal?"162
Emotional Development163
The Preteenager with No Questions171
Going Together175
"Mom, I Think I'm Gay"186
Body Image, Appearance, and Dieting189
Teen Magazines195
"Dad, Will You Buy Me a Playboy?"198
The Internet202
Special Issue
Hostile Hallways209
How to Evaluate Sexuality Education Outside of the Home211
AppendixSources for More Information220
Web Sites221
Additional Readings221

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