Got Teens? The Doctor Moms' Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities

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  • Copyright: 2/11/2014
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“We’ve been there. And as parents, we are right there with you.”
—Health and sexuality experts Logan Levkoff, PhD and Jennifer Wider, MD

In Got Teens?, the Doctor Moms combine their medical and psychological knowledge with their own personal experiences to address the most cringeworthy and difficult questions that kids often ask their parents. From “How old were you when you first had sex?” to “What’s wrong with sharing my password with a friend I trust?” and beyond, Levkoff and Wider will help you decode your teens’ questions to figure out what they really want to know. Topics include body development, emotional changes, bullying, social media, substance abuse, and more—giving parents the confidence to tackle these subjects with authority and compassion.

Author Biography

A nationally recognized expert on sexuality and relationships, Logan Levkoff, PhD is the author of multiple books, including Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults. She is the host of CafeMom’s show, Mom Ed: In the Bedroom, and she has designed and implemented sexuality education programs, faculty development, and parent education in many secular and religious independent schools, universities, medical schools, and community organizations. Her work with teens and parents has been profiled in numerous publications, including The New York Times.

Levkoff is an AASECT certified sex educator and serves on the AASECT Board of Directors. She received her PhD in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education from New York University and an MS in Human Sexuality Education and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter. Visit her website at LoganLevkoff.com.

Jennifer Wider, MD is a nationally renowned women’s health expert, author, and radio host. She has appeared as a health expert on The Today Show, CBS News, Good Day NY, and Fox News and has been a regular contributor to News Channel 8 in Connecticut. Dr. Wider is a medical advisor to Cosmopolitan magazine and hosts a weekly radio segment called “Am I Normal?” for Cosmo Radio.

Dr. Wider is the author of three books, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan magazine, SELF, SHAPE, Weight Watchers, Prevention, and Woman’s Day magazine.

She is a graduate of Princeton University and received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In the past, she worked as a senior editor at Medscape/CBS HealthWatch and as the managing editor of the health channel at iVillage.com.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Who are The Doctor Moms? And Why You Need This Book

Chapter 1: Puberty, Body Development, and Anatomy

“What the hell is happening to me?”
“Is it OK to touch myself?”
“When will my penis grow?”
“There’s something disgusting in my underwear: am I dying?”

Chapter 2: Sex Behaviors and Sexual Health
“Is sex a good thing or a bad thing?”
“What’s a blow job?”
“Can I give my girlfriend my Facebook password?”
“Do you think I’m gay?”
“Am I a lesbian because I’m a good athlete?”
“I saw a picture of a pregnant man. Is that even possible?”

Chapter 3: Emotional and Mental Health
“Why do I hate everyone – including myself?”

Chapter 4: Eating and Body Image
“Am I fat?”

Chapter 5: Social Media and Technology
“Is it illegal to text someone a picture of your breasts?”

Chapter 6: Drugs, Alcohol, and Other Substances of Abuse
“All my friends are taking ADHD medication and it’s legal, so what's the big deal?”


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