This book presents parents with facts and statistics about the toughest issues teens face in today’s world, including drugs, sex, and drinking, but Haffner interprets them in an optimistic way and focuses on helping parents make realistic and positive parenting choices that will bring out the best in their child.
With information from the American Medical Association, this book teaches girls 9-12 about both the physical (nutrition, exercise, and menstruation) and emotional (feelings and relationships) changes and issues that need to be addressed with the arrival of puberty.
entry points into discussions on important topics in television, in the movies, and in your daily lives.
In her trademark "realistic, practical, and informative" style (Kirkus Reviews), Haffner's values-oriented approach is an invaluable resource to both parents and children. Haffner has been a parenting educator for more than twenty-five years and works with hundreds of parent groups around the country. She holds a master's in public health from Yale University School of Medicine and a master of divinity from Union Theological Seminary.
This book is filled with practical advice and guidelines to help parents feel more comfortable talking to children and early adolescents about sexuality issues.
Incorporating values exercise, it encourages parents to examine their own sexual values so that they can share these messages.
This guide does not spend great detail on sex or contraception, encouraging readers to wait.
This is a positive, down-to-earth book illustrated with funny and sympathetic cartoons.