Many daughters are hesitant to share their deepest thoughts and questions with their moms for fear of being misunderstood or laughed at. Many moms don't know how to communicate with their teen daughters. Taken from real-life questions submitted by teen girls and by moms, this book guides moms through their daughters' tough teen years and covers broad topics such as communication, trust, and overprotectiveness as well as more focused issues, including modesty, boys, and curfews. This repackaged edition includes a new chapter on social media.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||5 MB|
About the Author
Kathy Gowler has counseled hundreds of teen girls, both in person and through her work with Brio magazine. Kathy and her husband, Jeff, live near Colorado Springs.
Susie Shellenberger has written 57 books and is a fulltime speaker living in Bethany, Oklahoma. She speaks 43 weeks/weekends every year and recently received her Doctorate of Divinity degree from Southern Nazarene University. Susie was the founding editor of Focus on the Family's Brio magazine. She has two mini-Schnauzers, Obie and Amos, and loves bright colors!
Kathy Gowler has been a contributing writer to Focus on the Family's Brio and Brio and Beyond magazines for teen girls and also a contributing author to Bloom: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up. Kathy has counseled hundreds of teen girls in person and by answering their email questions sent to Brio. Kathy and her husband, Jeff, are the parents of two adult children and live in Texas.
Table of Contents
1 Why Girls Need Moms 13
2 "Why Won't She Talk to Me?" 19
3 Actions Speak Louder Than Words-What Her Silence May Really Mean 27
4 What She Wants You to Know-"I Have Questions I Don't Know How to Ask You" 43
5 Sex and Dating 53
6 Pornography 69
7 Twits, Tweets, and Surfing 77
8 Family Issues 91
9 "About Dad…" 99
10 "Please Trust Me" 109
11 Cutting and Eating Disorders 119
12 Drinking and Other Self-Destructive Behaviors 131
13 What Moms Are Afraid Of 143
14 About God and Stuff 155
15 Relating to Your Teen Stepdaughter or Adopted Daughter 167
16 "You're Eighteen … So What?" 173
17 You Said … She Heard … 179
Appendix A Self-Destructing: A Teen's Battle With Cutting 187
Appendix B Journey Into Darkness: A Personal Struggle With an Eating Disorder 193
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