February 15, 2013
Talk to your teens
Talking Sex With Your Kids: Keeping Them Safe and You Sane - By Knowing What They're Really Thinking
by Amber Madison
For parents of teens who have yet to hear the talk, this book can help you get started. Amber Madison wrote it when she was 26 years old, so she has a good sense of what teens are really thinking about sex. She helps parents tailor their advice in a way that teens will find helpful and relevant.
Although she tries not to, Madison does sound like a lecturer sometimes, especially when she's doling out some pretty scary statistics. The sample dialogues are a bit wordy, but they're practical and safety-conscious. Her book is not as reassuring as Meg Hickling's (see previous post), but it is still a useful resource.