Recommended Reading List - ITE Parent Educators

It is important for parent educators to be well grounded. The following books are viewed as seminal pieces on raising sexually healthy children and provide a comprehensive overview of the issues. These books serve as a valuable supplement to the Itís That Easy! Resource Manual and are recommended for all parent educators.

Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens
Debra W. Haffner, Newmarket Press, 2001.

A guide for adults about adolescent sexual development, values, influences, parent involvement, and what to say and do.

From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Youth (2nd. Edition)
Debra Haffner. Newmarket Press, 2008.

This book is filled with practical advice and guidelines to help parents feel more comfortable talking to children and early adolescents about sexuality issues. Incorporating values exercise, it encourages parents to examine their own sexual values so that they can share these messages.

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