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The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear from YOU About Sex

The Talk is an excellent book for parents on how to talk to their children about sex. Dr. Maxwell describes the "sexy" culture our children are saturated in and how that is harmful. She gives practical guidance for parents on sharing values with their children. Maxwell also emphasizes the important of talking to your kids well before puberty in order to empower them to resist an oversexed world and make healthy, age-appropriate choices.

Unplugged Play

Read Unplugged Play for ideas of unplugged activities to enjoy with your family. This book offers 710 games and activities to bring out your child's creative, playful side. Most activities are recommended for 1 to 10 year olds.

Slow Family Living

Slow Family Living is an easy-to-read book that teaches families how to slow down and enjoy each other. In our fast-paced world, we often forget that we have choices in how to spend our time and that time with our families is precious. Slow Family Living features seventy five tips on how to slow down and prioritize family time. Noll advocates for checking in with your family's lifestyle, playing and learning together and resisting the pressures of commercialism.

Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes

Boys are overwhelmed with media images that encourage slacking over studying, competition over teamwork,
power over empowerment, and being cool over being yourself. Packaging Boyhood presents a survey of over
600 American boys, who offer their insights into boy stereotypes. It also provides advice for parents
about how to talk to boys about boyhood in media.

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

A guide for reducing parental anxiety. Parents can create a home environment that nurtures their
children’s identities and their well-being by reducing clutter, establishing rhythms and rituals,
scheduling breaks, and by scaling back on media and on parental involvement.

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

The author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter sets out to discover the origins and ramifications of the
girlie-girl culture. She goes to Disney, the American Girl Place, the toy industry’s largest trade show,
and she attends a Miley Cyrus concert. She talks with historians, marketers, psychologists,
neuroscientists, parents, and with children themselves to uncover the impact that the girlie-girl culture
has on girls’ identities and futures.

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