The Secret Lives of Teen Girls – What your Mother Wouldn’t Talk About but Your Daughter Needs to Know
by Evelyn Resh, MPH, CNM with Beverley West
The Secret Lives of Teen Girls, Evelyn Resh, a certified nurse-midwife specializing in the treatment of teenage girls, sexuality counselor to adult women, and mother of a daughter, explores the provocative world of female adolescent sexuality. Resh explains how developing a sex-positive sexual identity, without adult guidance or a basic knowledge of what is happening physically and emotionally, can have lifelong, negative effects on a girl’s well-being. And she does it with uncharacteristic warmth and humor for this genre!
In this insightful book, Resh confronts both serious issues of adolescence, including sex, eating disorders, and substance abuse, as well as the less serious but still troubling issues like battles with parents over clothing and curfews, the importance of being “cool,” and the complexity of friendships. Drawing from both her professional and personal experiences, Resh shares with us revealing, humorous, and occasionally surprising anecdotes that parents of teenage daughters everywhere will relate to—whether they want to or not!
The Book I’ve Been Hoping to Find for Parents of Teenage Girls
by Paul Joannides | Psychology Today and author of: The Guide to Getting it On.
Achieving milestones like learning to walk and talk are familiar stages of child development. There are countless books to help guide parents on what to expect. There are other areas, such as our daughters’ sexuality between the ages of 11 and 18, where helpful guidance is in short supply.
Girls this age often work overtime at looking cool and grown-up despite being works in progress. They are often seeking validation from their peers at a cost that can leave parents frightened or angry.
There’s also the music they love, the movies they watch and the magazines they read–all which speak to their sexuality. And even if your daughter were raised in a cultural vacuum, her maturing body and the hormones in her veins would be their own agents of change.
From Hay House Publishers
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ISBN: 978-1-4019-2278-8 · US $14.95/CAN $18.95