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Being a Teen : Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know about Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More
by Jane Fonda


Overview - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE THAT PARENTS WILL WANT FOR THEIR TEENS
This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about:
The male and female body as it changes and matures.
Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others.
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Overview
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE THAT PARENTS WILL WANT FOR THEIR TEENS
This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about:
The male and female body as it changes and matures.
Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others.
Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today s world.
Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem.
Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.
Praise for Being a Teen
A frank and candid resource for adolescents. People

Fonda s warmth and love for the teen community is evident. Publishers Weekly

Clear, practical, and riveting, Being a Teen cuts away at myth, enhances teens self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information. Beautifully organized . . . Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller Real Boys and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Being a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know. Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Women s Bodies, Women s Wisdom
Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence. Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of Guyland

A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today s teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again. The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of From Diapers to Dating
Detailed, accurate and practical . . . an excellent resource. Paul Kivel, author of Boys Will Be Men"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780812978612
  • ISBN-10: 0812978617
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 253
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-02-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

Award-winning actress and fitness guru Fonda (My Life So Far) presents a guide to navigating puberty, which grew out of her work with the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. The book’s strength is its factual information on puberty, with simple line drawings accompanying clearly explained information. Fonda presents some sensible advice for teens choosing to have sex, but it’s clear that her focus is on preventing pregnancy by a soft-abstinence approach of delaying intercourse (“Don’t just give it away”), while exploring “outercourse” (foreplay), fantasy, and masturbation. As such, her sections on contraception and unplanned pregnancies are weak, and her information on STIs leans toward the scare tactic side of the spectrum. But Fonda’s warmth and love for the teen community is evident, even if her language might be seen by teen readers as a little condescending. LGBT kids get particular support, if no practical sexual information. Parents looking for an abstinence-focused book that is liberal and secular may find this a comfortable choice to hand to their kids, but its overwhelming sincerity in the face of ironic teen culture and its textbook-like feel will likely not motivate them to actually read it. B&w illus. Agent: Lynn Nesbit, Janklow & Nesbit. (Mar.)

 
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