DescriptionAs we all know, sexuality is not an easy topic for parents and carers to deal with once their children enter adolescence. We are all aware of the need to discuss sex with our kids, the only question is, how to start the conversation?
This practical, down-to-earth book offers tips on how to broach the subject and gives advice on a range of problems from the bodily changes at puberty through to coping with relationships, contraception and HIV.
And in light of modern society's ever changing attitudes towards sexual behaviour, more controversial issues are addressed such as sexual orientation and STDs.
Written in a very open, honest style, yet based on a solid bedrock of scientific information this book will help you to help your teenager to cope with their own sexuality.
* Written by a very well respected academic
* Includes useful lists of organisations and further reading
* Will empower you to develop a deeper, more satisfying relationships with your teenage kids
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Foreword by Anne Weyman, OBE (Chief Executive, Family Planning Association) Introduction
Bodily changes in girls
Bodily changes in boys
The age of puberty
The emotional consequences of puberty
Is puberty starting earlier than in previous generations?
Learning about sex
Sexual development in early adolescence
The need for privacy
Relationships with adults
Boys and girls are different
The fears and anxieties of adults
The fears and anxieties of teenagers
Love and romance
Readiness for sex
Essential messages for parents to emphasise
The impact of teenage sexuality on the family
The parent's own sexuality
Boundaries and limits
Sex in the home
The nature of adolescence
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Assault, rape and exposure to violence
The parent's response
The process of choosing sexual orientation
Finding out that your teenager is gay or lesbian
Sex and the law
The age of consent
The parent's role
The generation gap
Managing conflict between parents
"...we believe this book can be a useful guide for many parents, but also teachers and even teenagers, who want to take a peek." (Int Jnl of Adolescent Medical Health, Vol.14, No.2, 2002)
"This is a book that understands what the problems actually are, and goes a long way to being an aid to finding ways to overcome them." (Young Minds Magazine, May/June 2002)
"...We believe this book can be a useful guide for parents as well as teachers and even teenagers..." (Int Jnl of Adolescent Medical Health, Vol.14, No.2, 2002)
"...I would happily recommend the book, to any parents who are having difficulties with their teenagers..." (BACHH News, Summer 2002)
“…a practical, easy-to-read, down-to-earth guide…a valuable and reassuring guide…” (Jnl of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol 8(1))
“…provides the latest information and advice…ideal guide for parents, teachers and anyone who works with young people…” (Stress News, April 2004)