In The Secret Lives of Teen Girls, Evelyn Resh, the mother of a teenage daughter and a certified nurse-midwife specializing in the treatment of teenage girls, explores the mysterious world of female, adolescent sexuality and how parents -- especially mothers -- can help their daughters through this tumultuous time.
Secrets divulged by teenage girls during consultation have made Resh realize that, with rare exception, most adolescents are left to develop a sexual identity without any adult guidance and often without the most basic knowledge of what is happening to them physically and emotionally. She also realized that many girls are frequently subject to criticism and shaming about their normal, adolescent behavior.
Through compelling, frank, and sometimes humorous stories from both Resh and her patients, The Secret Lives of Teenage Girls explains to parents just want is going on with their teenage daughters during this essential phase of their development. This insightful book will provide parents with the tools to help their teen daughters negotiate the waters of their sexual development and emerge with their strength, their sexuality, and their self image intact.
Resh holds a Master of Public Health degree and undergraduate degrees in nursing, psychology, and medical anthropology. She practices integrative midwifery and gynecology with women of all ages and lectures frequently throughout the nation to professional and lay audiences on the topics of women’s health and sexual satisfaction.
|Author||Evelyn Resh MPH CNM|
|Publication Date||Sep 15, 2009|
|Category||Body Image / Self-Esteem, Parent / Child Relationships, Physical / Emotional Development|
|Parenting Books Age||Teen|