The Sexualization of Childhood

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Sharna Olfman

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November 30, 2008

The sixth book in Sharna Olfman's Childhood in America series, The Sexualization of Childhood is an important look at the consequences of immersing children in a sexualized world. With chapters by leading experts in sociology, psychology and child development - including CCFC co-founders Susan Linn and Diane Levin - the book explores the ways in which children are being sexualized and the impact on their physical, psychological, and sexual development. The books concludes with an important section on what we can do - as a society, as mental health professionals, and as parents - to protect children from developmentally inappropriate sexual experiences. Highly recommended for anyone concerned about the alarming rise in children's exposure to toxic ideas about sex and sexuality.

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