Clinical psychologist Dr. John T. Chirban, a long time faculty member of Hellenic College and chair of the Human Development Program, has recently published How to Talk with Your Kids About Sex: Help Your Children Develop a Positive, Healthy Attitude Toward Sex and Relationships with Thomas Nelson, Inc. The book seeks to fill a critical void in helping parents and other caregivers address this crucial area of a child's physical, emotional, and spiritual development. A parent of three teens himself, Dr. Chirban shows how a parent-child relationship that embraces and explains family values is the most significant factor for children’s sexual development.
Praised by specialists in medicine, psychology, and religion as a “breakthrough,” “guidebook,” and “treasure trove of wisdom,” this book helps parents transform one of the most difficult, complex, and uncomfortable topics into an avenue for addressing critical life lessons with their children when they need them the most.
As part of the promotional efforts for his new book, Dr. Chirban has authored a blog post for Family Circle that will run in conjunction with its November issue, which includes an article addressing teens and sex. He has also been invited to become a regular contributor to Psychology Today‘s online component.
In addition to his role at Hellenic College, Dr. Chirban serves as a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and as the director of Cambridge Counseling Associates. He authors many academic and trade publications and maintains active involvement in research projects in conjunction with his work at Harvard Medical School concerning spirituality and psychotherapy. Dr. Chirban serves as Director of the Institute of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion in Cambridge, MA and has served on the Advisory Board for the Dr. Phil Show since its inception.
For more information about Dr. Chirban’s work, please visit drchirban.com.