Craig Gross and David Dean aren’t medical doctors or academics with “Ph.D.” written after our names. We’re just a couple of dads who love our kids and who want to make sure they get the truth about touchy subjects. Craig lives in Los Angeles and is the founder of XXXchurch.com, X3watch and iParent.TV. David is a full time clean comedian from Indiana. Craig’s kids are 8 and 11 and both live in the house and David’s have finally moved out of his house.
We live in a touchscreen world. The more technology develops, the more integrated it becomes into our culture, the more it tends to involve some sort of screen. And, increasingly, that screen itself is becoming the way we interact with our tech. So now the word touch is getting broader in its definition. We carry little computers in our pockets that we operate through touch. We use social media to share touching stories or reach out and touch base with someone virtually. And technology is opening all kinds of windows for a different kind of touch: sex. These are all, in their unique way, touchy subjects.
How can we as parents guide our kids through responsible interactions with these touchy subjects?
How can we teach them to use sex, technology, and social media in the best ways possible so that they can mature into responsible, emotionally healthy adults?
What’s your approach, or do you even have one?
Maybe your son or daughter is young and you don’t know when you should even broach these subjects.
Maybe you’re too nervous or embarrassed to bring up some of these touchy subjects in the first place.
Maybe you don’t even realize how important these topics are.
Maybe you want to talk to your kids but just don’t know what to say.
Sound appealing? Then we wrote this book for you.
Craig Gross and David Dean provide guidelines for discussing and implementing a culturally sensitive and healthy environment for the discussion and mentoring of healthy relationships and issues for families today. The questions in the back of the book are deep and profound and honest and all parents NEED TO READ through this because our children will go through the valley, with or without you and your guidance. Great resource! Get it now!
Every parent and grandparent needs to read this! Easy to read. As a parent I was unsure how to approach the subject of sex and porn. This is a perfect read.
This book is informative— it is both serious and funny. Definitely a read that is confrontational but necessary and yet lighthearted enough that you feel like the authors are just friends sitting in the living room having this conversation with you. I appreciate that. I don’t want just statistics from psychologists— I want to hear from parents who are doing this right and that is what I felt I got when I read Touchy Subjects.
WOW! This is the best book on this subject! I appreciate how they encourage and cheer parents to dive in and talk about this with their kids. Open, honest conversations with our kids about these subjects are needed! I have read many books on talking to your kids about sex and by far this one was the most REAL and HELPFUL! GREAT BOOK! GET YOURS TODAY!!!
I am the mother to a young son, and another son on the way. I haven’t taken much thought to talking to my boys about this subject yet, but after reading this book I know realize how imperative this is. These discussions need to be had, and will be had. Thanks to Gross’, and Dean’s book, I now have the much needed guidance and information to one day talk to my boys about these “Touchy Subjects.” Every parent needs to read this book!