Park’s Debbie Roffman Discusses Her New Book on WYPR’s Midday

Park School’s Debbie Roffman was on the air this week to discuss her new book, The Science of Babies, and, more generally, to talk about child development and how to invite, interpret, and lean into questions.

A nationally renowned expert and published author in the field of sexuality education, Debbie has been a faculty member at Park since 1975. She has taught sexuality education for Grades 3 through 12, and currently focuses on Lower School students, teachers, and parents.

She is a founding member of Park’s Health Team, as well as a co-creator of and facilitator for the Park Connects program.

Debbie has published widely in professional journals and the lay press, and has written three books for parents and teachers, plus a new book especially for younger children. She has spoken at dozens of local, regional, and national independent school conferences and hundreds of other independent schools around the country. She is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and an Advisory Board Member for the Sexuality Ed Lecture Series, which provides professional development programs on a weekly basis for Sexuality Educators across the nation and abroad.

Debbie’s most recent book, The Science of Babies, is a board book for young children and their parents, caretakers, and teachers. Her previously published titles are: Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Sex; But How Did I Get In There In the First Place?; and Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person About Sex.

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