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“Clever, funny, and spot-on accurate, this book picks up where intuition ends with solid advice and great answers. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and poignant, this is a surefire way for parents to help guide teens (and themselves) through the turbulent years.”
Deborah Arrindell, Vice President, Health PolicyAmerican Sexual Health Association

“The Doctor Moms are funny, honest, and intelligent. Got Teens? is a must-read for any parent with a child in the throes of puberty. This book will become both your bible and your survival guide.”
Debra Hauser, MPH, President, Advocates for Youth

“Finally, a book with actual research by real experts that backs up moms like me when we tell our teens they are normal . . . and quells our fears when we worry that they aren’t.”
Jenny Koppelman Hutt, Host of Just Jenny, Co-host of Dr. Drew on Call

"Yes, parents could just hand kids a couple of Judy Blume books, tell them to have at it, and then answer any questions. But the world has changed a lot since the 1970s, and as great as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was (and is), it doesn’t tackle social media, sexting or eating disorders. . . . Got Teens goes over acne, sleep problems, dating relationships, abuse, how to teach your children to be responsible with social media and everything between."
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About the Author

A nationally recognized expert on sexuality and relationships, Logan Levkoff, PhD is the author of multiple books, including Third Base Ain't What It Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults. She is the host of CafeMom’s show, Mom Ed: In the Bedroom, and she has designed and implemented sexuality education programs, faculty development, and parent education in many secular and religious independent schools, universities, medical schools, and community organizations. Her work with teens and parents has been profiled in numerous publications, including The New York Times.

Dr. Levkoff is an AASECT-certified sex educator and serves on the AASECT Board of Directors. She received her PhD in human sexuality, marriage, and family life education from New York University and an MS in human sexuality education and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter. Visit her website at LoganLevkoff.com.

Jennifer Wider, MD is a nationally renowned women’s health expert, author, and radio host. She has appeared as a health expert on The Today Show, CBS News, Good Day NY, and Fox News and has been a regular contributor to News Channel 8 in Connecticut. Dr. Wider is a medical advisor to Cosmopolitan magazine and hosts a weekly radio segment called “Am I Normal?” for Cosmo Radio.

Dr. Wider is the author of three books, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan magazine, SELF, SHAPE, Weight Watchers, Prevention, and Woman’s Day magazine.

She is a graduate of Princeton University and received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In the past, she worked as a senior editor at Medscape/CBS HealthWatch and as the managing editor of the health channel at iVillage.com. Visit her online at DrWider.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580055060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580055062
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As the parent two teenagers, I've read (or skimmed in the book store) many parenting books over years. I have had only two reactions to these books: 1) I'm incredulous that people really need to read books that contain what I deem just common sense or 2) The book contains new information for me but is just too damn boring to even think about trying to convert to "kid speak".

That's why "Got Teens" is such a find for the modern parent. Not only are the authors extremely knowledgable about the modern day situations our children face, they have great approaches to communicating with your children about them. There is a feeling when you read this that both Wider and Levkoff remember distinctly what is was like to be a pre teen- teenager. While they take their jobs as educators very seriously they really calm your fears that your child is not the only one facing a particular obstacle. The big plus is that they do all this with a wonderful sense of humor. I could not recommend this book enough.
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Can you imagine getting advice from your dearest friends on the most awkward of issues relating to your kids? Well, that is the gift of this book. It truly reads like you are in the midst of a conversation with your close pals, talking about recent issues with your pre-teen child, and yet, you're getting the best advice ever (medical and emotional), from doctors who are moms. Their advice is honest, direct and clear. They provide simple approaches to and medical insights into addressing and understanding so many complex issues. Thank you to Drs. Wider and Levkoff for giving us this easy to read, engaging and insightful book. I know I will be going back to it over and over again.
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levkoff and wider really get kids and their parents in this truly informative book. they have a cool and approachable writing style so that you get the message and are able to pass on what you learn to your kids. this is also great information to share from the book with your mature and ready teen. i love how they offer such varying information with humor, wit and truth. a MUST for the parent with teens dealing with social media, instagram, sexuality and all the crazy stuff we have to deal with in this modern age. thank you levkoff and wider for bringing this on!!!
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Reading this book is like going to your (very well informed) friends for advice, and coming out armed with just the right information. The doctor moms' guide of how to talk to the teens in your life on just about every taboo subject is absolutely indispensable!
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What a find, this book was! I ordered it and read it cover to cover in less than 3 days, but I know I will return to it again and again. Levkoff and Wider offer sound advice to both moms and dads going through, what has to be the most tumultuous time in their kids lives. The material is presented in a funny and easy to digest fashion. With smart phones, and new apps appearing every day, it makes it so difficult to keep up with the challenges our kids face. This book helped quell the fear and gave me very, very good advice on when and how to approach my kids. I have 2 children 12, and 9 and I will be using this book for years to come.
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A recent family tragedy involving a teenager led me to wonder what's normal and what are red flags concerning the emotional health of teens. Drs. Wider and Levkoff cover that subject and much more in their book. After reading the chapter on emotional and mental health, I went back and read the entire book. It's extremely well-written and honest. On one subject, i.e. supervised experimentation with alcohol by teens, the doctors disagree and both perspectives were introduced. I will be recommending Got Teens to friends and family as they face the teenage years with their kids.
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As the parent of an almost 11 year old, I was really looking for some guidance to be prepared for what lay ahead of me. I picked up "Got Teens" when it arrived to skim through it and found myself completely absorbed in it within a few minutes. It is so well written and both Drs. Levkoff & Wider give simple, straight-forward advice for parents about conversations around healthy sexual expression to the use of social media. I really enjoyed how informal the book is, I felt that I was having a really great discussion with a couple of friends and definitely not being lectured by a couple of "experts". My partner also picked the book up when I left it lying on the coffee table and was surprised at what a "page turner" it was. We found it was a great starting place for our own conversation regarding open and honest communication with our son as he enters the teen years. A must read for any parent - no matter how cool you think you are!
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