Start Talking: A Girl's Guide for You and Your Mom about Health, Sex, or Whatever

Start Talking: A Girl's Guide for You and Your Mom about Health, Sex, or Whatever

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by Mary Jo Rapini, Janine Sherman
     
 

A Q&A guide for mother-daughter conversations about female health and sexuality, this book targets both daughters and mothers. Start Talking contains more than 113 questions girls ask including questions about periods, sex, relationships, guys, eating, exercise, body development, along with similar questions verbalized by mothers. Each chapter contains basicSee more details below

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A Q&A guide for mother-daughter conversations about female health and sexuality, this book targets both daughters and mothers. Start Talking contains more than 113 questions girls ask including questions about periods, sex, relationships, guys, eating, exercise, body development, along with similar questions verbalized by mothers. Each chapter contains basic information accompanied by real-life vignettes, questions and answers for moms, questions and answers for daughters, "Table Talk" suggestions for moms on how to engage each other around these topics. This book differs from books targeting just girls understanding their own bodies, and from books targeting just mothers on what they should know: it is deliberately meant to spark conversations.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Many teens are exposed to information about health and sex from such unreliable sources as their peers or the mass media instead of from their parents. Psychotherapist Rapini and Sherman, an ob-gyn nurse practitioner, set out to facilitate communication about sex and health issues between mothers and daughters. The authors cover areas such as menstruation, routine health care, STDs, sexuality and relationships, birth control, and body image in a question-and-answer format. They also promote "table talk" as a means of encouraging discussion between mom and daughter and provide sample conversations on many topics. While the Q&A style makes the book easy to read and will be appealing to teens, there are daughter questions and mom questions in each section, which causes overlap and repeated material. Overall, this is a worthy addition for general information on teen health and sexuality. Recommended for larger public libraries and consumer health collections.-Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Ctr., Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Libs. & Health Syst., Richmond

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886298316
Publisher:
Bayou Publishing TX
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
563,310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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