Atlanta, GA, May 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- International media professional, Oscar LaVilla, announces the release of his new parenting book dedicated exclusively to eliminating fear and shame surrounding the big sex talk. From cradle to college, The Little Talk BEFORE the Big Talk is a parent’s guide to the Sex Talk, keeping it open, relaxed, and authentic. The 300-page book delivers a break-through plan that works for parents regardless of their political, religious, philosophical, and cultural views about sex and morality. It’s an ideal companion to all of the other sex education books in the marketplace because it offers a new conversation model: The Emotionally Intelligent PlanTM.
Children today know more and learn it at earlier ages than in times past. Teens now can receive sex advice from the ends of the world from perfect strangers, thanks to the internet. On talk forums, chat rooms, Facebook, and MySpace, the advice flows freely. Their counselors have no emotional connection, personal investment, or loving interest in the children seeking advice and are far removed from the consequences of their counsel. Plus, add the sexually charged messages found in movies, television, music and teen magazines, combined with parents and kids around the world who are generally uncomfortable or even afraid to talk with each other about intimate themes; and you have the potential for a real mess.
This “new world order” creates new difficulties for many families today. How we talk about the Facts of Life in today’s context is an age-old problem with modern complexities. Silence is no longer a viable option for parents and kids. The Sex Talk is an emotional conversation event. Therefore, an emotionally intelligent plan is required to get the job done without fear or distress.
Oscar LaVilla combines humorous anecdotes with thoughtful realism to bring readers a fresh approach to handling the pressures and discomfort around the Facts of Life. He takes an insightful look at the most nerve-racking job that parents hate – The Big Talk. Moms will love this book for two reasons: The author’s masculine voice speaks to fathers and gets them thinking and talking. Secondly, this book delivers a fantastic plan -- neat, clean, immediately understandable, and simple. The LTBTM (The Little Talk BEFORE Method) actually helps you to “sneak-a-peek” at what your child is thinking & feeling Before The Big Talk. Plus, you get 80 scripted conversation starters engineered with the LTBTM. That’s 80 ways to start “The Talk” fear-free.
You won’t get any fluff, airy theories, or re-hash of old concepts that don’t work any more. You get complete peace about the Sex Talk. Experience a deeper emotional connection with your child as you start to intentionally raise morally intelligent children in a sexually saturated world.
About The Author
Oscar LaVilla is a co-host of the international cable television show, ON AIR, on the Global Christian Network. He was born in Cuba, lived in Spain, and was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a veteran home school father of four children. Plus he serves on the executive team of Education Expo, a privately held company with a goal to grow strong kids through private school education by creating environments where young people and their families can meet with many private schools in one convenient place. Add to that, 15 years of international broadcast experience. Top it all off with a deep respect and love for diverse cultures and people, and you get an author with a fresh voice, addressing the Big Talk from an international perspective.
His motivation for writing the book is his view that a changing world demands changing home-based sex education from a Big Scary Sex Talk into peaceful Little Talks between parents and their kids.
Distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, the 6 x 9 paperback and hardback version, in the Family/Child - Parenting category, is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95 and $27.95 respectively.
The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/TheLittleTalkBEFORETheBigTalk.com was launched simultaneously with the book's publication and on www.LittleTalks.com.
To schedule an interview, for a media review copy, or a press kit, contact Oscar LaVilla at LaVilla Media, 2607 County Line Rd., Acworth, GA 30101; call: 678-574-0684; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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