How young is too young to talk with children about sex and reproduction? Are we clear as adults about the meaning of the words “sex” and “sexuality,” or “gender” and “sexual orientation”? Do we know what we want our children to think and value about sexuality, and how to combat unhealthy cultural influences? With a rare directness and clarity about these profoundly important issues, nationally recognized sexuality educator Deborah Roffman challenges and teaches readers to develop a blueprint for opening the lines of communication with children of all ages. Powerfully instructive on how to talk in ways that will be meaningful to kids, Sex and Sensibility will help parents confidently interpret and comfortably respond to virtually any question a child might pose or any situation that arises.