Monday, September 21, 2015

Interview with J.E. Wright, author of The Sexualization of America's Kids

Title: The Sexualization of America's Kid's
Author: J.E. Wright
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 176
Genre: Parenting
Format: Kindle/Paperback 

Currently, kids are being hyper-sexualized by the exploding provocativeness in the media. Parents can develop the skills to recognize these subtle influences and the knowledge to counteract and do something about it. In The Sexualization of America's Kids, Mr. Wright draws on his 22 years as a therapist, working with over 1,000 kids and their families, to demonstrate how this provocativeness affects our kids. He uses their stories to discuss how kids fall prey to these negative presentations, and he recommends Seven Ways to Raise Sexually Healthy Children and Teenagers.   

Mr. Wright's use of dialogued role-plays and actual case examples shows parents when and how to appropriately communicate on sexual issues with their different aged kids. His caring and concrete approach makes this book a necessity for all parents who are raising kids today.

The Sexualization of America's Kids is available for purchase at  

How did you come up with the title for your book?

 I was originally going to call the book The Sexual Society, however that title didn't seem to fit. Then one morning I awoke from a dream with the  phrase sexualization of kids.  And that's how it became the title for the book.

What is your writing environment like?

 I write in the sunroom of our home looking out over wetlands and a river.  In this spring the birds are fairly active and loud however, they calm down as the summer progresses. In the winter the whole area is covered in a blanket of snow.

 What are some of the best tools available today for writers?

 The pen and paper are always available. And today the application Dragon Dictate is also very useful.

 What inspires you to write?

 Sometimes in the morning I wake up and I am drawn to write things down that are in my mind. It has always been that way. I have many manuscripts that I have yet to submit for publication.

 Did you learn anything while writing this book?

 As a therapist, I learned many things from my clients, teenagers and their families. I also learned how to explain things more succinctly.  And I learned a lot about editing.

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

My wife and family have told me that I'm a very generous person.

J. E. Wright has been a therapist for 27 years,having obtained his graduate degree from the University of Chicago. He has worked with over 1,000 children and teenagers and their families. He is a husband and father, and he presents workshops on childhood issues, parenting adolescents, and sexuality. He is a foster parent trainer and has several published articles.  

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