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3 Great Ways to Influence Your Child's Sexual Behavior

Thomas Fitch, M.D.& Mary Flo Ridley

pic Is it naive, in this day and age to attempt to persuade your child to delay sexual activity? Can parents really influence their child's sexual behavior in a climate of hyper-sexuality? Our guests say the answer is absolutely yes and offer specific strategies for influencing and guiding your child's sexual choices.
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Five? Eight? Sixteen? When to Talk to Junior About Sex?

Thomas Fitch, M.D.& Mary Flo Ridley

pic So when are you planning to have "the talk?" You know the one where you finally begin to let your child in on the big secret we adults have been keeping from them. Some say earlier is better, while others worry about prematurely exposing innocent children to inappropriate discussions. So when is the best time and how will you know when your child is ready? Most importantly, when the moment is right will you be ready?
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Talking to Your Kids About Sex. What to Say How to Say It

Marilyn Maxwell, M.D., Mary Flo Ridley, Ann Douglas

pic The experts all say if you are not talking to your children about sex, someone else is and you may not like what they are hearing. But what's the best way to talk to a child or teen about sex? How should you start the conversation? What should you say? What does the discussion sound like at different ages? Is it different with boys and girls? Should you share your personal sexual experiences? This segment is a quick primer for parents.
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Has Your Child Been Overexposed to Sex?

Dr. Meg Meeker with Dr. David Walsh

pic Today's children are exposed to more sexual images and sexual messages than any other generation in history. They are consuming sexual messages on television, the radio, movies, billboards and on line at increasingly younger ages. What is the impact? How will this affect their sexual lives and ability to experience intimacy as they grow up? Many parents are deeply concerned. But do they really need to be?
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Teaching the Difference Between Intimacy and Sex

Dr. Neil Bernstein and Teresa Tomeo with Dr. Meg Meeker

pic There is evidence that overexposure to sexual imagery is blurring the line between intimacy and sex. What will be the practical impact on the lives of children who grow up with no distinction between love and lust, sex and intimacy, being physically connected versus making genuine emotional connections? Is your child's ability to love and be loved at risk?
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