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The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear from You about Sex

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  8 reviews
View our feature on Sharon Maxwell's The Talk.A groundbreaking resource to help jump start an ongoing discussion between parents and teens about sex and sexuality Internet chat rooms, boy/girl sleepovers, reality TV . . . there's more to "the talk" than ever before. Faced with a culture that pushes our kids to be "sexy" before puberty begins, how do we explain the power of ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published April 10th 2008 by Avery Publishing Group
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Jaycee Limutau
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, I’ve given this book a five star rating, I think it’s brilliant. The author speak “sex” for a living so her stories and very plain spoken ness may be uncomfortable for some people. I was shocked to realize just how very naive I still am with what is out there for our youth. This book gave me so many tools and ideas that I can start using right now to help my kids and youth begin exercising their self-discipline muscle now. So weather early on in middle school or later in college my kids wil ...more
Bryan Murdock
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dang, I really wish I would have read this when my oldest kids were younger. They are still going to hear about it though, and maybe my younger kids will turn out even better because of it. The thing that would have made me more excited to read this book earlier would be to know that most of it is actually very generally applicable and not all that specific to sex. There's a lot in there to help kids (well, all of us really) understand their desires and what things (brain, body, friends, etc.) i ...more
Courtney
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I see a book like this, and I think, okay; there will be some good info, but I'll have to wade through a lot of bias and skewed perspective and it will mostly be a waste of time. And I am SO WRONG.

This woman has insight and clarity, and she comes from what feels like exactly where I'm sitting--she doesn't apologize for religious beleifs or a stance that is really against the general world's. She takes all the things you really hope your kids will do and be, and then gives you tools to take them
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Celeste Seiler
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book a while ago after hearing how good it was. It has sat on my shelf and waited for me until I had children. They're still not old enough for this talk, but I decided it was time to read.

I expected this book to say a lot of things that I didn't agree with. Instead, what I got was surprised. Dr. Maxwell has done a wonderful job of covering this subject in an aspect that has never crossed my mind before. And she's done it in a way to not offend others.

I wish I would have heard what
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Laurie Vessely
Dec 03, 2009 is currently reading it
I'm learning how to talk to my kids about sex. I found the introduction unsettiling enough to convince me that I had better read this book. She describes her normally sheltered 7 year old son being introduced to sex by the video game Duke Nukem where the prize for killing people is strippers in one level, hookers in another level and women hanging from meat hooks as the big prize. She convinced me that kids are going to be exposed to some pretty awful stuff, and it is our job as parents to try t ...more
Deirdre Keating
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read this a few years ago, and it seemed a little too "fear-mongering" to me, at least that introduction. Now I have a different perspective and think everyone should read this book. I like her perspective on sexual energy---that is the bewildering thing for young tweens and something not talked enough about with girls.

 Marla
Practical and insightful book about a sensitive subject. Lots of it is common sense, but I like the practical suggestions. I thought it should've had more moral values and Christian guidelines. But that view point was an interesting aspect on sex education.
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Sharon Maxwell, Ph.D., has been a practicing clinical psychologist for seventeen years. She won a national award from Parenting Publications of America for her series of articles on sex education and recognition for her sexual health curriculum. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts features her work in its brochures on sex education and in a DVD on teens and drunk driving. Maxwell lives near Boston.

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