Dr. Ruth's Guide to Teens and Sex Today by Ruth K. Westheimer
From Social Networking to Friends With Benefits

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While it's never been easy to deal with teenagers and preteens, today's parents are faced with a whole range of new fears such as cyberbullying and predators on social networking websites. In Dr. Ruth's Guide to Teens and Sex Today, the world-renowned sex therapist and educator offers sage advice on how to help both parents and teens survive adolescence in our digital age. With an emphasis on new technology, Dr. Ruth offers practical advice on key parenting topics. With this essential new book, parents can take a page out of their own past and let Dr. Ruth, the voice that helped them through their own sexual development, guide them through the challenges they face raising teens now.

Contents:
1. The Basics
2. Your Child's Changing Body
3. Talking About the Birds and the Bees
4. Counteracting Peer Pressure
5. Computers and Social Networking
6.Computers and Sex
7. When Your Teen Starts Dating
8. If Your Child is Gay
Conclusion
Appendix A: MySpace Contract
Appendix B: Web Resources
Index
 

About Ruth K. Westheimer

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Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, world-renowned sex therapist and educator, lectures at Princeton and Yale Universities. She provides guidance to today’s young people through her website (http://drruth.com) and her show on mtvU. Pierre A. Lehu has worked with Dr. Ruth for decades as publicist, writer, and friend.
 
Published August 5, 2008 by Teachers College Press. 160 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Westheimer, Ruth K. with Pierre A. Lehu. Dr. Ruth's Guide to Teens and Sex Today: From Social Networking to Friends with Benefits. Teachers Coll. Pr., Columbia Univ. Sept. 2008. c.160p. pap. PSYCH~Se

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The celebrated Dr. Ruth cordially welcomes her preteen and teenage audience, noting that ``You and I are going to have a good talk.'' And indeed, she proceeds to hold a conversation rather than deliver a lecture, liberally sprinkling her information and advice with anecdotes about her own experie...

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PSYCH~Sex expert and TV personality Westheimer (Dr. Ruth's Sex After 50) presents parents with a short, useful guide to understanding the social and sexual lives of modern teenagers.

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A pioneer and prophet in sex education, Dr. Ruth Westheimer offers an antidote to sexualized media in general and Internet porn in particular.

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