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How to Talk to Your Kids about Really Important Things : Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say - Charles E. Schaefer

How to Talk to Your Kids about Really Important Things

Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say


Published: 18th March 1994
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"Will I get AIDS?" "Why do we have to move?" "What if grandma dies?" A child's difficult questions about everyday life can often take parents by surprise. How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things helps parents find the words they need to talk to their kids and answer their questions. Drawing on clinical practice, scholarly research, and parental experience, Charles Schaefer and Theresa DiGeronimo give down-to-earth advice that parents will treasure. They offer practical guidance on a wide range of life's experiences, from family changes like moving to a new home, divorce, and remarriage to controversial subjects such as child abuse and AIDS.

"A candid and honest approach to parenting. Divided intoage-appropriate suggestions, this book presents simple, butmeaningful ways of discussing the most difficult problems facingparents and their children today." (Frank Manginello, director ofneonatology, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey)

"This book is clear, factual, and authoritative. . . How to Talk toYour Kids About Really Important Things belongs on the shelf ofreally important books for evey parent and child health provider."(William E. Sobesky, director of psychology training, University ofColorado Health Services Center)

"Parents caring for and loving children, as well as professionalsworking with children, will find this comprehensive, clearly-written book comforting and helpful." (Marjorie Hogan, M.D., Hennepin County Medical Center and spokesperson, AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics)


Adoption, Alcoholic Parent, Death of a Loved One, Death of a Pet, Dentist or Medical Doctor Visit, Disasters--Accidents and Natural Catastrophes, Divorce, Dying Child, First Day of School, Hospital Stay, Mental Health Professional, Moving to a New Home, New Baby in the Family, Remarriage and Stepparenting, Repeating a Grade, Sleep-Away Camp.


Death, Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality, Money and Work, Pornography, Prejudice, Puberty, Risk Taking and Failure, Santa Claus, Sex and Reproduction, Sex Play and Masturbation, Sexual Abuse, Strangers, Television and Media, Violence, War.

ISBN: 9781555426118
ISBN-10: 1555426115
Series: Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 18th March 1994
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 13.77  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1