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on August 15, 2014
The content it does have, I like very much. The main problem is that the text "Completely revised and expanded" somehow gives you the impression that that revision and expansion probably happened sometime within the last 15 years. Nope. In fact: there is nothing in this book about the Internet whatsoever -- despite how large it looms in our kids' lives.

Nothing about cybersafety, on-line bullying, chat rooms, sexting, Internet porn -- oh, this is strange: nothing about PORN at all. Even all the way back when I was a youngun I of course had that friend who'd found his dad's Hustler stash and yeah, I was a little confused by what I saw, and the first time I watched a hardcore video I was definitely disturbed. I would have expected a book like this would explain a few things to me. But no, nothing. A strange omission even back when this book was last revised, but today our kids are looking at porn on-line that would curl your toes all the time and from a much younger age than you would believe. They need a book to set them straight about what they are seeing and why they might want to avoid it.
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on March 27, 2014
I bought this for my adopted teen boys. I've used this for years in the comprehensive sexuality course, Our Whole Lives, that I taught for my Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's youth. It's very readable and although it's completeness might put some adults off, it's just what teens need today. We give it to each teen who completes the OWL course.
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on March 6, 2015
This book is very important. I recommend it to all my friends who are parents. I suggest they read it than pass it on to their pubescent/ adolescent children. It can open an important dialogue between them. The more accurate information about sexuality and life changes parents and their children have the better.
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on October 6, 2016
I love books like these; I think they are great resources for students and young adults to learn about their bodies and their sexuality. I highly recommend all books like these, as long as they are diverse and discuss all kinds of topics :)
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on February 6, 2017
Great information for teens, covers all those awkward topics and teaches children to be comfortable and responsible with their bodies. Plan on giving it to my daughter on her 12th birthday.
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on November 9, 2015
I would recommend this book to every parent with a teen. This book goes in depth on all kinds of subjects teens may have to deal with, and it has comments from teens who had to deal with certain topics in the book. I really like the book and so does my daughter.
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on April 17, 2017
An excellent book for the pre-teen, young adolescent to answer questions about their changing bodies.
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on March 1, 2014
I work with teens and order these books used on a fairly regular basis. This book is excellent for adolescents. It provides information on a variety topics ranging from body changes to emotional changes to living with violence, using "real talk" that appeals to teens. I highly recommend this book.
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on October 31, 2017
Great book to share with kids
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on June 2, 2014
This book is very informative (411). Lots of pictures and diagrams – lives up to its title. A must read for parents before handing over to your child (they will have questions). This books also talks about dieting and exercise, rest, socializing, drugs, diseases…
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