I highly recommend it for anyone with teenagers and even single grown-ups. Ages 2-12 You need to talk to your kids about sex, but have no idea where to start. This book will provide years of answers to just about any question your kids may have.
Spending a few short hours working through the engaging exercises and questions is an easy investment to make for years of open, comfortable, and give-and-take conversations.
Get Your Copy Now As a therapist, working with tweens for twenty years, I whole-heartedly recommend this book.Pew Research Center surveyed more than 1,000 teens (aged 13 through 17) to determine the impact of technology on their dating and romantic life, and its findings included: Digital platforms are powerful tools for teens for flirting, wooing, connecting with and even showing off a romantic partner, but even as teens enjoy greater closeness with partners and a chance to display their relationships for others to see, mobile and social media can also be tools for jealousy, meddling and even troubling behavior.can use the book for your own sex talk ideas — they’ll think you are brilliant!The more time teens spend with a love interest, the more likely they are to use drugs.Those most at risk for substance abuse are girls who date boys two or more years older than them.It is full of great information written in a fun easy way to read and understand.Amy has done a fantastic public service with this book.Dear Lauren, I attend a public high school where boys and girls are mixed. As I was saying (try to ignore the annoying monkey images in your brain as you read the rest of this article), telling yourself “Don’t think about X. Don’t think about X…” will only make X annoyingly stuck in your brain. Whenever I need to have blood drawn, I have an entire elaborate thought plan I launch in my mind. Judging by the intermarriage rate today, I am grateful my parents set the ground rules when I was just starting to date. Or start a community service project for yourself; become a big sister, visit a residence for the elderly, volunteer at a soup kitchen…. We can feel attracted to someone we know is not good for us. And don’t worry, either: Mark Messner might have been a high-school heartthrob, but he doesn’t hold a candle to Rabbi Dr. I promise you there are better fish in the sea than “this guy.” Lauren Roth, MSW, LSW, is a graduate of Princeton University, a Marriage and Parenting Therapist in private practice in Lakewood, New Jersey, and an inspirational speaker across North America and on the high seas. There is this guy in one of my classes…when I first met him I only thought he was funny, but now I'm really starting to like him a lot, and feeling very attracted to him. If, in fact, you are obsessing over “this guy,” the only way to stop obsessive thoughts is to replace them with something else. Instead, replace the obsessive thoughts with something else. Plan what you will think about when the obsessive thoughts begin. It starts when the nurse puts on that elastic band and it involves kittens and puppies and meadows and flowers and Bambi and Disneyworld. I’ve practiced that thought plan so many times in various phlebotomists’ chairs that now, any time I smell rubbing alcohol…Disneyworld! If you’re falling for “this guy,” you have to replace not just the thoughts about him with other thoughts; you have to replace him with other things. Bring something else bright and happy and meaningful into your life – otherwise, you might end up bringing “this guy” in instead. ) She says, “You cannot make yourself feel something that you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.” This quote goes well with the Jewish philosophical stance that we are given the reward for intending to do a good deed, even if the performance of that deed was thwarted, but we are not punished for a bad deed we intended to do but was derailed. All the Torah expects of us is to do the right thing, despite our inner thoughts and desires. And you showed someone that you liked them by asking them to be your date for the dance. Lo and behold, who should ask me, one earth-shatteringly exciting day, to be his date to the Saturday night dance? Breathlessly, I ran to my parents’ room and relayed the uber-exciting news. Because my parents wanted me to marry a Jewish man, I was only permitted to date Jewish boys. Mark Messner was “that guy” when I was in high school, back in the 1980’s. In my Jewish youth group, we had dances on Saturday nights. ” Now, there is one fact I have neglected to mention to you, my dear readers. His stepfather was Jewish, hence the Jewish name, hence his entre into the Jewish youth group, and hence the swooning Jewish girls.