Recommended Reading

Sexual Development and Sexual Health, for Teens

The Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy, Ph.D. and Charles Wibbelsman, M.D. (Hatherleigh Press, revised and updated, 2008).

The "What's Happening to my Body" Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras (Newmarket Press, revised 3rd edition, 2007).

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition by Valorie Schaefer and Josee Masse (American Girl, 2012). Ages 8 and up.

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls by Cara Natterson and Josee Masse (American Girl, 2nd edition, 2013). Ages 10 and up.

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley (Candlewick Press, 2009). Ages 10 and up.

The Boys Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU by Kelli Dunham and Steve Björkman (Applesauce Press, 2013). Ages 10 and up.

The Body Book for Boys by Rebecca Paley, Grace Norwich, and Jonathan Mar (Scholastic, 2010). Ages 10-14.

Sexual Develoment and Sexual Health, for Parents

From Diapers to Dating: a Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children by Debra W. Haffner (Newmarket Press, 2008).

Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween by Melissa Atkins Wardy (Chicago Review Press, 2014).

So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Diane Levin, Ph.D.and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. (Ballantine, 2009).

Beyond the Big Talk Revised Edition: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens - From Middle School to High School and Beyond by Debra W. Haffner and Alyssa Haffner Tartaglione (William Morrow, 2008).

General Parenting

A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011).

Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Reliant, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century by Kenneth Ginsburg M.D. and Susan Fitzgerald (Avery, 2011).

How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (William Morrow, 2006).

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid without Losing Your Mind by Michael J. Bradley (Harbor Press, 2002).

Internet Safety

Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap by Kevin J. Roberts (Hazeldon, 2010). 

Cyber Safe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media by Gwen Schurgin O'Keefe, M.D. (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011).

Playing it Safe: Cyber Risks and Internet Safety by Vicki Trottier, Joanne Kaattari, and Community Literacy of Ontario, Kindle Edition (American Digital Services, 2013).