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Kids, sex & screens : raising strong, resilient children in the sexualized digital age / Jillian Roberts.

By: Roberts, Jillian, 1971- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2019Description: pages cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781592338528; 1592338526.Other title: Kids, sex and screens.Subject(s): Children and sex | Internet and children | Parenting | Children and sex | Internet and children | ParentingDDC classification: 004.67/8083
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Kids, Sex & Screens is Dr. Jillian Roberts' primer for parents that know they need to speak with their children about sexualized media, but don't know where to start.

Our kids are being exposed to sexual content at a younger and younger age , whether through the Internet, advertisements, or interactions with their peers. When children are exposed to this sexual information without context, or images of a graphic nature, they can experience lasting psychological effects with deep-seated ramifications.

Kids, Sex & Screens explains in easy-to-understand language what exactly the psychological effects of that exposure can look like, and offers parents the tools and expert advice on how to handle it appropriately . Weaving eye-opening accounts from her own counseling practice with up-to-date psychological science, Dr. Jillian Roberts gives a full-fledged accounting of our sexualized society. Dr. Roberts pairs this explanation with advice and concrete actions that parents of both girls and boys desperately need.

Writing with warmth and authority, Dr. Roberts has an important message for parents: you can mitigate the risks your child faces navigating a sensational and sometimes disturbing world so that they grow up healthy and strong. Using her "7-Point Compass" as a navigational tool, Kids, Sex & Screens helps parents make sure their sons and daughters mature in a manner that is age-appropriate in a "mature content" world.

Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 13)
  • Chapter 1 Navigating With The Parental Compass (p. 16)
  • Drastic Differences (p. 17)
  • By the Numbers (p. 19)
  • Communication is Key (p. 20)
  • What Is the Parental Compass? (p. 23)
  • Confronting Complex Challenges (p. 24)
  • Hitting the Reset Button (p. 25)
  • Moving Forward Together (p. 25)
  • Chapter 2 Start Early (p. 28)
  • How to Start Conversations about Sex (p. 30)
  • Icebreaker Conversations (p. 31)
  • Milestone Conversations (p. 33)
  • Start Early with Technology Rules (p. 34)
  • Encountering Pornography (p. 36)
  • Sonia's Story (p. 36)
  • A Foundational Event (p. 37)
  • Ramifications (p. 38)
  • Chapter 3 Give Unconditional Love (p. 44)
  • Building a Foundation (p. 46)
  • Bookends (p. 46)
  • Tradition! (p. 47)
  • The 5:1 Concept (p. 47)
  • The Hamburger Strategy (p. 48)
  • Be Your Child's Go-To Person (p. 48)
  • Mistakes Will Be Made (p. 49)
  • Handle Your Own Feelings (p. 50)
  • The Three Bs (p. 52)
  • Shape Breathing (p. 52)
  • Bracketing (p. 52)
  • Manage Your Own Triggers (p. 52)
  • Shame (p. 53)
  • Chapter 4 Stay Current (p. 58)
  • Why You Need to Keep Up (p. 60)
  • Balancing Their Right to Privacy and Your Need to Know (p. 61)
  • Become a Nimble Parent (p. 62)
  • Nathan's Story (p. 63)
  • Emily's Story (p. 66)
  • Dangerously Desensitized (p. 67)
  • How to Stay Current (p. 68)
  • Stay in the Loop at School (p. 69)
  • Have Books in Your Home (p. 69)
  • Watch What Goes into Your Child's Brain (p. 70)
  • Find the Positive in Social Media (p. 70)
  • Chapter 5 Set Smart Boundaries (p. 74)
  • Concentric Rings (p. 76)
  • The Self Ring (p. 77)
  • The Family Ring (p. 78)
  • The Community Ring (p. 79)
  • The Online Ring (p. 80)
  • Tyler's Story (p. 81)
  • Their Bodies, Their Choices (p. 82)
  • Eradicate People-Pleaser Tendencies (p. 83)
  • The Essential Idea of Consent (p. 84)
  • No Secrets = No Predators (p. 85)
  • Have the "Other Talk" Regularly (p. 87)
  • Chapter 6 Nurture Relationships (p. 92)
  • Playdates and Beyond (p. 93)
  • Create Social Engagements (p. 94)
  • Look Beyond BFFs (p. 94)
  • Encourage Relationships in Your Family Circle (p. 95)
  • Meet the Parents (p. 95)
  • Facilitate Extracurricular Activities, Clubs, and Sports (p. 95)
  • Swap Screens for IRL Relationships (p. 95)
  • Teach Friendship (p. 96)
  • Build Empathy Skills (p. 97)
  • Think Through Actions and Outcomes (p. 97)
  • Problem Solve Like a Pro (p. 98)
  • Deal with a Bully (p. 98)
  • Discourage Early Romances (p. 99)
  • More from Tyler's Story (p. 100)
  • Chapter 7 Lose Stigma And Prejudice (p. 106)
  • Developing a Sexual Identity (p. 108)
  • The Power of Self-Esteem (p. 110)
  • Model Healthy Attitudes (p. 111)
  • Think about Your Put-Downs (p. 111)
  • Realize It's Not a Joking Matter (p. 111)
  • Have Zero Tolerance for Hate (p. 111)
  • Underscore that Sexuality Is Not Identity (p. 112)
  • Look Beyond Blue and Pink (p. 112)
  • Show Support (p. 112)
  • Choose Diverse Media (p. 112)
  • Support for LGBTQ+ Youth (p. 113)
  • Drew's Story (p. 115)
  • Chapter 8 Build Resilience (p. 120)
  • Risk, Resilience, and Recovery (p. 121)
  • Looking at the Research (p. 122)
  • Developmental Assets (p. 123)
  • Opportunities for Building Resilience (p. 124)
  • Offer Meaningful Choices (p. 124)
  • Let Kids Problem Solve (p. 126)
  • Let Your Child Have a Voice, Then Listen! (p. 126)
  • Allow Kids to Set Their Own Terms (p. 126)
  • Identify Your Family Values (p. 127)
  • Engage as a Family (p. 127)
  • More from Emily's Story (p. 128)
  • Give Unconditional Love (p. 128)
  • Stay Current (p. 128)
  • Set Smart Boundaries (p. 128)
  • Nurture Relationships (p. 128)
  • Lose Stigma and Prejudice (p. 129)
  • Conclusion (p. 132)
  • The Parental Compass Quick Reference (p. 134)
  • Resources (p. 137)
  • Sexuality Resources (p. 137)
  • Websites (p. 137)
  • Books (p. 137)
  • LGBTQ+ Resources (p. 137)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 139)
  • About the Author (p. 140)
  • Index (p. 141)