Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley will host Deborah Roffman for the Dorothy Campion Corcoran Fall Lecture.
A guide to “raising sexually healthy kids in a world saturated with sexual language and imagery” begins with acknowledging the difficulty parents often have discussing sexuality with their kids, and immediately offers strategies and tools for addressing five core issues: affirmation, clarity about values, setting limits, and anticipatory guidance. Roffman emphasizes the importance of calm, matter-of-fact dialogue, and encourages parents to be the person their child comes to for knowledge and advice.
Named one of Time Magazine’s “Top Sixteen Parenting Experts for the 21st Century,” Debbie Roffman is a sexuality educator, consultant, and author based in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has taught sexuality education in grades 4-12 at the Park school for more than 35 years. Debbie’s most recent book is Talk To Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person about Sex.
"For Roffman, human sexuality is the 'richest, deepest, and most extensive' subject there is, and one can clearly sense her joy and exuberance in addressing her subject...Roffman's frank and vibrant pep talk will give parents the inspiration and tools needed to tackle the subject of sex with their kids." - Publishers Weekly
The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books for purchase and autographing. If you wish to read the books prior to the talk, we will have stock in the store.
We live in a time when kids of all ages are bombarded with age-sensitive material wherever they turn; “sexting” and bullying are on the rise at an increasingly younger age, and teen moms are “celebrified.” What is a concerned--and embarrassed--parent to do?$18.99ISBN: 9780738205205Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - December 20th, 2001With a rare directness and clarity about sex and reproduction, sexual values, and cultural influences on sexuality, Deborah Roffman challenges and teaches readers how to develop a blueprint for opening the lines of communication with children of all ages.$14.99ISBN: 9780738205724Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - April 4th, 2002Young children ask questions about sex, sexuality, conception, and birth that can be embarrassing or uncomfortable for parents. With her characteristic good sense and cool head, author Deborah Roffman will put even the most awkward parents at ease, giving them the skills to talk confidently with young children about these important but delicate issues.