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. The Talk is very practical is demonstrating how to help children grow up with a healthy perspective on sexuality rather than the commercialized, hyper-sexed one offered by media and marketers. Her focus on teaching self-discipline and developing self-control is a refreshing counterpoint to a pop culture that says we should have it all right now. In a world where being "sexy" is promoted to young children, and sex is split from intimacy, The Talk offers valuable support for all parents.