Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More

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Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More

by Jane Fonda

Random House Publishing Group | March 4, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE THAT PARENTS WILL WANT FOR THEIR TEENS

This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about:
 
• The male and female body as it changes and matures.
• Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others.
• Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today's world.
• Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem.
• Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.
 
Praise for Being a Teen
 
"A frank and candid resource for adolescents."-People
 
"Fonda's warmth and love for the teen community is evident."-Publishers Weekly
 
"Clear, practical, and riveting, Being a Teen cuts away at myth, enhances teens' self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information. Beautifully organized . . . Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls!"-William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller Real Boys and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

"Being a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know."-Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
 
"Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence."-Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of Guyland
 
"A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today's teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again."-The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of From Diapers to Dating

"Detailed, accurate and practical . . . an excellent resource."-Paul Kivel, author of Boys Will Be Men

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 3.23 × 2.13 × 0.28 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812978617

ISBN - 13: 9780812978612

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Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More

by Jane Fonda

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 3.23 × 2.13 × 0.28 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812978617

ISBN - 13: 9780812978612

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chapter 1. What This Book Is All About Your Developing Identity This is an important time in your life. Who you are as a person—­your identity—­is being developed, and you are beginning your lifelong journey of personal sexual understanding and expression. By identity, I mean your values, your beliefs, what you like and don’t like, how you treat others, and how you treat yourself. Yet this is also a time when there are so many pressures to be how others want you to be. You may be tempted to be different from who you really are so that you’ll be popular with a certain group, or seem cool. Sexuality is not just about body parts, STIs, and contraception. It is also a large part of a person’s identity, and that is why this book is also about relationships and feelings. How you understand and deal with them will help form your identity. I also write about the media and culture because they, too, can influence your identity—­and not always for the good. Adolescence is the gateway to adulthood, a stage of life filled with changes, with its own unique joys and challenges. In this book, I’ve tried to address the whole you, all the different parts—­the physical, mental, and emotional things that are part of the adult person you are becoming. Key Ideas I Hope You’ll Learn Here are the key ideas I hope you’ll learn from this book: 1.This is the time in your life when you should begin to really know who you are as
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE THAT PARENTS WILL WANT FOR THEIR TEENS

This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about:
 
• The male and female body as it changes and matures.
• Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others.
• Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today's world.
• Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem.
• Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.
 
Praise for Being a Teen
 
"A frank and candid resource for adolescents."-People
 
"Fonda's warmth and love for the teen community is evident."-Publishers Weekly
 
"Clear, practical, and riveting, Being a Teen cuts away at myth, enhances teens' self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information. Beautifully organized . . . Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls!"-William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller Real Boys and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

"Being a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know."-Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
 
"Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence."-Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of Guyland
 
"A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today's teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again."-The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of From Diapers to Dating

"Detailed, accurate and practical . . . an excellent resource."-Paul Kivel, author of Boys Will Be Men

About the Author

Jane Fonda, the Oscar- and Emmy-award winning actor, is the founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at the Emory University School of Medicine. Though she is also a highly successful producer and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Fonda's passion lies in advocating for young people's health. Fonda also sits on the boards of Women and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Women's Media Center (which she co-founded in 2004), and V-Day. A former UN Goodwill Ambassador, she is a frequent speaker on youth development, child sexual abuse, eating disorders, adolescent reproductive health, and more. She lives in Los Angeles.

Editorial Reviews

“A frank and candid resource for adolescents.” — People   “Fonda’s warmth and love for the teen community is evident.” — Publishers Weekly   “Clear, practical, and riveting, Being a Teen cuts away at myth, enhances teens’ self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information. Beautifully organized . . . Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls!” —William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller Real Boys and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School “ Being a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom   “Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence.” —Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of Guyland   “A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today’s teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again.” —The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of From Diapers to Dating “Detaile
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