Best resources for helping parents talk to kids about sex

Jonathan Naldman, MFT Psychotherapist, shares advice for parents on the best resources available to help them talk to their kids about sex
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Best resources for helping parents talk to kids about sex

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The books that I would recommend for parents, the one that every parent needs to read who's walking into this stage of development with their son or daughter, is a book called "Sex and Sensibility" by Deborah Roffman, is the bible in regards to this. the subtitle is "Talking Sense to Your Kids About Sex." It will tell you why we need to do this, why our country is one of few that do not offer uniform sexuality education in our schools and the detriment to our kids in terms of the sexual transmitted disease, abortion rates and pregnancy rates in our country compared to these countries-- Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan-- where these kids are being taught sex education in the schools. They're delaying first intercourse up to two years, and that's a significant amount of time when you're 14-years old. The other books that I would recommend are for kids, and to go into their bedroom. And I promise you they'll get read. There's one that's put out by the American Medical Association called "What Do Teens Need to Know?" There's another book called "What's Going On Down There?" There's one for boys and for girls, and it's a perfect book. Stick it in their bedroom; I promise you it will get read. If in fact there are no other siblings around the house, leave it out; I promise you that book will get moved.

Jonathan Naldman, MFT Psychotherapist, shares advice for parents on the best resources available to help them talk to their kids about sex

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Jonathan Nadlman, MFT

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Jonathan Nadlman, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice since 1995, and has been counseling adults, couples, young people and their families for twenty-four years.  For the past seven years, he has been teaching Human Development and puberty as a rite-of-passage at many independent schools. Jonathan was the supervising therapist at Pacific Hills Middle and High School for six years. In addition, he is a facilitator of rites-of-passage workshops for adolescents teens and adults.  When he is not working, he can be found trying to change wood into art, learning his djembe, or in the garden with his wife and seven year old daughter. Or on occasion, if there's a swell, riding the California surf.

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