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Start Talking

A Girl's Guide for You and Your Mom about Health, Sex, or Whatever

Janine Sherman Mary Jo Rapini

200 pages
Bayou Publishing

A Q&A guide for mother-daughter conversations about female health and sexuality, this book targets both daughters and mothers. START TALKING addresses more than 113 questions girls ask including questions about periods, sex, relationships, guys, eating, exercise, body development, along with similar questions verbalized by mothers. Each chapter contains basic information accompanied by real-life vignettes, questions and answers for moms, questions and answers for daughters, "Table Talk" suggestions for moms on how to engage each other around these topics. This book differs from books targeting just girls understanding their own bodies, and from books targeting just mothers on what they should know: it is deliberately meant to spark conversations.

For both moms and daughters, super-straight answers from two nationally recognized women's health experts about: *How your body works--top to bottom, it covers it all; * Feeling good, feeling fat, and everything in between; * Birth control, STDs, and what makes you a virgin; * Sex--how to know when you're ready, and when you're not; * Why just because you ask, doesn't mean you want to do it; * Saying 'no' and loving it-surprising reasons to wait; * Fun ways to get closer--from yoga mats to a day at the mall; * Loving your body and living your life to the fullest; * Getting what you want from life--right now and forever!

Author Bio
JANINE J. SHERMAN, MSN WHNP-BC is an OBGYN nurse practitioner. She enjoys presenting on mother-daughter issues. Both her patients and her two daughters come to her for answers to their biggest questions about health and sexuality. Now you can, too. Please visit Mary Jo and Janine at www.StartTalkingBook.com.MARY JO RAPINI, M.Ed., LPC is featured on TLC's popular series, Big Medicine and is host of The Mary Jo Show on local TV. She is an intimacy and sex counselor, certified anger management therapist, popular national speaker, and sought-after television personality. A mom with two daughters, her passion is helping all girls become strong women.