Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex
(But Were Afraid They'd Ask)
The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens
by Justin Richardson and Mark Schuster
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If you've ever tried to tell your six-year-old how babies are made or your fourteen-year-old how condoms work, you know that grappling with telling your kids about sex can be a sweat-drenched exercise. But it doesn't have to be. Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask) is a one-of-a-kind survival guide that will help you stay sane through every stage of your child's sexual development. After interviewing scores of parents and analyzing decades of scientific research, two nationally respected, Harvard-trained physicians share their expertise in this brilliantly insightful, practical, and hilarious book that has fast become the leading resource for parents of toddlers to teens. This indispensable guide covers all the bases, including:
- What to expect at each stage of your child's development and how you can influence it from birth onward
- What to tell your kids at every age about sex and how to get the conversation going
- What to do when your five-year-old turns up naked with the girl next door, your toddler is rubbing on her teddy bear, or your six-year-old walks in on you having sex
- How to avoid unnecessary clashes with your middle-schooler while managing privacy, crushes, and what to wear
- How to encourage your teenager to use contraception without encouraging her to have sex, and how to help her choose the method that's best for her.
JUSTIN RICHARDSON, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia and Cornell universities and a well-known authority on kids and sex.
MARK A. SCHUSTER, M.D., PH.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics and public health at UCLA, codirector of the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research at RAND, and director of the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion.