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5.0 out of 5 stars School Library Recommendation, December 4, 2008
The Teen Age Body Book: a New Edition for a New Generation is a necessary addition to middle school and high school libraries. McCoy and Wibbelsman have added a new panel that reflects the wide spectrum of today's teen society. Consisting of middle, high and college students, the panel presents a broad range of very practical advice.
The book is divided into sections covering feelings, good health and sexuality, including a very important section on sexually transmitted diseases. Utilizing the' am I normal' format allows teens to feel more confident about their changing bodies and emotions. The practical advice about eating disorders, special medical needs, and teen pregnancy is thoughtful and to the point. The tone is matter of fact and never preachy or condescending.
Librarians know too well that teens often feel unable to ask questions about their own bodies, emotions and sexuality. All too often these questions remain unanswered and lead to misconceptions and/or unreasonable fears resulting in risky behavior.... The New Teen Age Body Book offers no-nonsense answers to guide teens through these very turbulent times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Teenage Body Book, November 12, 2008
The Teenage Body Book is fantastic. It is well written and would appeal to the average teenager. The information is upfront and straight forward giving both teenagers and parents insight into teenage issues and providing information that is extremely helpful and informative. I don't know of any book that is so comprehensive and answers and alleviates any concerns that a growing teenager may want to know about their bodies and how to deal with social issues that arise during these years of "enlightenment."

It also provides a parent with a tool to approach any issue that may be difficult to talk to a teenager about. It is valuable in that it informs teenagers about things that they need to know to make wise choices in their growing years. Ignorance gets people into trouble. This book bridges that gap and prepares teens for the world out there. It also gives them assurance that they are normal and can feel comfortable about their uniqueness and also their normalcy in a world that is full of erroneous ideas. I highly recommend this book for teenagers, parents, and any professional dealing with teen issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Single Mom with a Teenage Son - This is Excellent!, December 7, 2008
I can talk about most things with my son. But there are some things I just cannot - it is not something he wants to hear from a mama! This book does not preach, it explains. This book has anecdotes from teens and website recommendations, so it up to date, accurate and modern. Everyone with a teen or even a tween should have this book - to read for themselves and to give to the kid(s).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every Teen Should Read It and Their Parents, Too, November 14, 2008
The Teenage Body Book: A New Edition for a New Generation should be read by every teen and their parents, too. The teen-age years are difficult for most teens (and their parents). I should know, with four former teens. They all have told me they benefited so much from the original Teenage Body Book. But this new edition really suits this new generation of teens who face some even more traumatic issues than those a generation before them. They get great advice for today plus the sage counsel from the original book. It's beautifully and sensitively written in a very clear style -- and never preachy. The best single piece of advice I ever received as a parent of teens came from a middle-school principal who counseled: "Never lose your sense of humor." The Teenage Body Book provides teens with similar sound counsel, emphasizing that teens can handle the tumultuous teen years by recognizing that they're not alone with all of the physical and emotional changes they're going through; all teens are going through the same issues. My youngest daughter, now a junior high teacher, says the original book really helped her during her teen years. I gave her this new edition and she says she uses it often to help her know how to talk to students more intelligently when they ask about particular teenage issues she thinks she can talk with them about.
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The Teenage Body Book: A New Edition for a New Generation
The Teenage Body Book: A New Edition for a New Generation by Kathy McCoy (Paperback - August 26, 2008)
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