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How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age

Linda and Richard Eyre

St. Martin's Griffin


Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it's never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they've got proven strategies to make it easier. For parents who want to go beyond the birds and the bees talk, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex provides thoughtful, clear, specific guidance on when and, most important, how to help children begin to learn and understand sex, love, and commitment from the most positive viewpoint possible.

Preliminary "as needed" talks with three-to eight-year-olds
The age eight Big Talk
Follow-up talks with eight-to thirteen-year-olds
Behavior discussions and guidelines with eleven-to sixteen-year-olds
Discussions of perspective and personal standards with fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds

Praise for How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

“The Eyres have distilled in this one volume an absolute storehouse of wisdom profoundly needed today. Their practical, doable approach really works.” —Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families on Teaching Your Children Values

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Linda and Richard Eyre

Linda and Richard Eyre live with their family in Washington, D.C.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The mission statement of their nonprofit foundation EYREALM is "Popularize Parenting, Validate Values, and Bolster Balance." They are hard at work on their next book, Turning the Hearts: Re-Value-ing the American Family.

Linda Eyre

St. Martin's Griffin

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