"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 into age-appropriate suggestions, this book presents simple, but meaningful ways of discussing the most difficult problems facing parents and their children today." (Frank Manginello, director of neonatology, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey)
"This book is clear, factual, and authoritative. . . How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things belongs on the shelf of really important books for evey parent and child health provider." (William E. Sobesky, director of psychology training, University of Colorado Health Services Center)
"Parents caring for and loving children, as well as professionals working with children, will find this comprehensive, clearly-written book comforting and helpful." (Marjorie Hogan, M.D., Hennepin County Medical Center and spokesperson, American Academy of Pediatrics)
MAJOR CRISES AND BIG FAMILY CHANGES.
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.
CONCERNS OF YOUTH.
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.
Series: Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Ser.
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 18th March 1994
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 13.77
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1