Scarleteen Confidential: A Resource Toolbox

for parents and other supportive adults who want to know
Internet Sexuality Resources for Parents
Internet Sexuality Resources for Young People (and their families!)
Books For Parents, Young People, or Both About Sexuality and Related Issues
  • S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College, Heather Corinna
  • GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teens, Kelly Huegel
  • Doing it Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices about Sex, Bronwen Pardes
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves, the Boston Women's Health Collective
  • Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, Amy T. Schalet
  • Breaking the Hush Factor: Tips for Talking to Teens About Sex, Dr. Karen Rayne
  • For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens about Sexuality, Values, and Health, Al Vernacchio
  • Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids' "Go-To" Person About Sex, Deborah Roffman
  • Venus in Blue Jeans: Why Mothers and Daughters Need to Talk About Sex, Nathalie Bartle
  • Harmful to Minors: Perils of Protecting Children from Sex, Judith Levine
  • The Sex Lives of Teenagers: Revealing the Secret World of Adolescent Boys and Girls, Lynn Ponton
  • The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do the Things They Do, Lynn Ponton
  • Kids Gone Wild: From Rainbow Parties to Sexting, Understanding the Hype Over Teen Sex, Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle
  • Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male, Andrew P. Smiler, Ph.D.
  • Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School, CJ Pascoe
  • Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
  • The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: What Your Mother Wouldn't Talk About but Your Daughter Needs to Know, Evelyn Resh, CNM, MPH
  • Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti (editors)
  • Your Daughter's Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women, Joyce T. McFadden
  • Sex Smart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to Do About It, Aline P. Zoldbrod, Ph.D.
  • It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, Danah Boyd
Sexuality Books for Pre-Teens or Younger Children
  • Doing it Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices about Sex, Bronwen Pardes
  • It's Perfectly NormalIt's So Amazing and It's Not the Stork, Robie Harris
  • Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU, Cory Silverberg
Books on Learning, Communication and Relationships with Teens
  • Teaching to Transgress, Bell Hooks
  • Instead of Education and Learning All the Time, John Holt
  • How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk, Adele Faber
  • Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Kerry Patterson
  • The Usual Error: Why We Don't Understand Each Other and 34 Ways to Make It Better, Pace and Kyeli
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Daniel J. Siegel, MD
  • Parenting Teens With Love And Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood, Foster Cline and Jim Fay

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