Long before we may realize it, our daughters are bombarded with messages about sex-from friends, advertisers, media icons, and more. All of this input-along with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany puberty can leave them confused, filled with unasked questions about boys, dating, sex, and their own value. While you may believe that your preteen or early adolescent is too young for the talk, now is the perfect time for creative conversations about sexuality. By introducing key principles and truths during these teachable years, you can lay a foundation that will help your daughter withstand the inevitable pressures young women face. And you'll create a lasting bond, establishing yourself as a trustworthy authority who is willing to help her address the sensitive issues in her life.by Shannon Ethridge
This resource is featured in our curriculum guide, Against the Tide for middle school.
What GOV Says: This resource is truly beneficial in knowing the "hows and whens" of sharing with your daughter. The first half of the book is just for moms, while the second half is for moms and daughters to read through together in age-appropriate sections.
Shannon Ethridge>/b> is the best-selling author of Every Woman's Battle and coauthor of Every Young Woman's Battle, as well as a wife, mother, speaker, and lay counselor. Previously a youth pastor and abstinence educator, Shannon has a master's degree in counseling /human relations from Liberty University, and she speaks regularly on the Teen Mania Ministries campus and in a variety of other church and college settings. Shannon lives in East Texas with her husband, Greg, and their two children, Erin and Matthew.