Dating Smarts - What Every Teen Needs To Date, Relate Or Wait (Paperback)
Dating. Relationships. Sex. Is there any part of life you find more confusing? Your parents and the other adults in your life probably try to talk to you about all this but fall far short of being truly helpful. Honestly, they are just as baffled and confused as you are about this part of life and this is one of many reasons they do such terrible job of talking to you about it. Dating Smarts tells teens just like you the truth about dating, relationships and sex and gives you practical, real-world tips and support so you can be a kick-ass boyfriend or girlfriend.Telling kids to "wait" to have sex is just about as helpful as telling a cloud not to rain or the sun not to shine. Eventually almost everyone has sex and what you really need to know is how to navigate your way to your first time feeling confident, comfortable and clear about it. Dating Smarts will guide you through all the areas of dating and relationships you need to know and understand before making this big decision.You'll learn: - When and how you will know the time is right for you - Other people's first time experiences- All about dating - from how to ask someone out to how to kindly say "no" if someone asks you out to how to safely escape from a terrible date- All the elements of healthy relationships so you know what to expect- The signs that show your relationship is unhealthy and how to leave- Your values about sex, dating and relationships- What a healthy vagina and penis should look like- Practical, basic information about sexually transmitted diseases and birth control- What gay, straight, bisexual and transgender really mean- Where to get help if you need it plus other great resources to keep you on top of the dating and relationship gameShort and to the point, Dating Smarts will give you just enough information to feel tons smarter about your romantic life. Whether you are a girl or a guy; in a relationship or never been in one; straight, gay or something in between; there's help for you here.
About the Author
Over 10 years ago when she was struck-dumb by her son's questions about his body, sexuality educator Amy Lang, MA got her poop in a group and decided to help parents (and herself) learn how to talk to kids about the birds and the bees. Advice guru Dan Savage says Amy is "a parents' best-friend-with benefits" when it comes to the sex talks. She is still married to her first husband and they are getting the hang of parenting their teenage son. He recently told her who told her he would rather talk to strangers about sex than his parents. She lives in Seattle, WA and you can learn more about her and her work at BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com