is an awesome, easy-to-read, funny, and insightful book that is chock-full of information and advice to help you get ready for the world of dating, relationships, and sex.
Miles offers thoughtful advice and answers to such questions as: What constitutes violence in teen dating relationships? What are the warning signs that parents and other caring adults can watch for that may indicate a teen is being either abused or abusive? They may not be willing or able to approach family members; they may not know how to start coping with the effects of these traumatizing events.
Written by a psychologist who has worked with abused kids and teens for more than a decade, is for adolescents searching for positive ways to deal with their history of abuse.
As a psychologist, I would suggest it to others to use in their practice with their clients and parents of clients.
I actually would like to have a copy for my own pre-teen sons! Mona, Ph D, chief consultant and director of clinical operations, Inclusivity Clinical Consulting Services As they enter the world of puberty, dating, sex, and romance, teenage boys are often confused or ill informed. Smiler has astutely and judiciously anticipated the questions teenage boys have about becoming young men.
And then, you'll be ready for just about everything. Smiler, Ph D, is a therapist and author residing in Winston-Salem, NC. Smiler holds a Ph D in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Towson University. — does a great job of presenting information about healthy relationships, sex, consent, puberty, and more in a friendly and fact-based way.
Smiler is a therapist and researcher who specializes in male sexual development and relationships, and his extensive knowledge of and experience with his subject are evident throughout.
— I am so very grateful for this book, for Smiler's frank, measured, comprehensive discussion of sexuality for boys.
I've already shared it with friends' high-school aged sons and they all give it two big thumbs up! It speaks honestly to boys in their own language without ever talking down to them.
This revised and updated edition for teenagers who have questions about abusive dating relationships helps them understand the causes and consequences of their situation, learn what they can do about it, find help from parents and other adults, and discover how to build healthier relationships.