Raising Sexually Healthy Children Reading List

image of the cover of the book From Diapers to Dating

Thanks to Raising Girls (a program of GAP!), Teton Behavior Therapy and the Teton County Health Department for helping bring Dr. Debra W. Haffner here to talk to parents. If you attended one of her talks, or if you missed out, here is a recommended reading list from the parenting collection at Teton County Library:

What's the Big Secret? Talking About Sex with Girls and Boys by Laurene Krasny Brown, TCL call number J 613.9 Brown L.

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon by David Elkind, TCL call number 305.23 Elkind

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen--and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish & Kimberly Ann Coe, TCL call number 306.874 Faber A.

Breaking the Code: Two Teens Reveal the Secrets to Better Parent-Child Communication by Lara Fox & Hillary Frankel, TCL call number 306.874 Fox.

From Diapers to  Dating : a Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children by Debra Haffner, TCL call number J Parenting 649.65 Haffner

It's Not the  Stork!: a Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends by Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberly, TCL call number J 649.65 Harris R. 

It's Perfectly  Normal : a Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health by Robie Harris & Michael  Emberly, TCL call number J 613.9071 Harris R.

Talking to Tweens : Getting it Right Before it Gets Rocky with Your 8- to 12-Year-Old by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer, TCL call number  649.124 HARTLEY-BREWER.

How to Say It to Teens:Talking About the Most Important Topics of their Lives by Richard Heyman, TCL call number 649.125 HEYMAN. 

Got teens? : the doctor moms' guide to sexuality, social media and other adolescent realities by Logan Levkoff &  Jennifer Wider, TCL call number 613.0433 LEVKOFF L

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid They'd  Ask by Justin Richardson &  Mark Schuster, TCL call number 649.65 RICHARDSON.

Queen bees & wannabes: helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends, and other realities of adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman ,649.125 WISEMAN R


If you have questions about this resource list or would like to know more about parenting books in the library’s collection, please contact Mary Flamino, Youth Services Manager, 307-733-2164 ext. 3249, mflamino@tclib.org.