Parenting in the Age of Sexposure

by Vandita Dubey

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3961-0
  2. Pages: 174 pages
  3. Date: June 2016


Parenting in the Age of Sexposure approaches the thorny issue of sex and sexuality in the lives of children, at a time when the media and the Internet bombard kids with countless sexualizing, explicit messages—‘Thin is good’; ‘Having sex is “in”’; ‘Sex has nothing to do with commitment’.

How do parents bring up children when the media overwhelmingly portrays girls and women as sexual objects, encourages boys to form superficial relationships, and reinforces gender biases? How do they secure their kids’ emotional wellbeing, while admitting that sexuality is an integral part of the human experience? Equally, how do they deal with the ugly realities of sexual violence and abuse, and safeguard their children’s interests?

Parenting in the Age of Sexposure attempts to address these questions and offer ideas for conscious parenting.


Vandita Dubey is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children and families since 1995, when she joined the MA in Social Work programme at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She subsequently completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the US. She has researched and raised awareness regarding child sexual abuse. She has also practiced psychotherapy, and consulted with schools in the US and India. After seven years in Gurgaon, she chose to move to Kumaon region in the Himalayas to enjoy a simpler life, trail runs and long walks. She continues to practice and live there with her husband, two children and a dog.

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