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Preview — Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt) by Philip Van Munching
Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt): A Dad's Advice for Daughters
New things matter: Clothes. Parties. Boys. Suddenly being liked and being popular don't mean the same thing. Your parents get completely bizarre when the subject of dating comes up. A friend you've had forever stabs you in the back for no good reason. Everybody you know seems to feel free to comment on your constantly...more
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This book is excellent for parents wondering how to discuss the sensitive topic of sex (and many others) with their kids. I commend the author for what he had to say about sex. ...more
Why couldn't this have been published and given to me when I was a teen? Oh, the angst, confusion, and idiocy that could have been avoided.
I originally bought a copy of this book after reading Kathrynn's review of it. I bought a copy for my 13-year old sister and a copy for myself so we could discuss the book.
I would highly recommend this book to any/all teens and their parents. Want a better summary of the book? Check out Kathrynn's review because she does a much better job a ...more
Philip Van Munching writes in a conversational, authentic, heartfelt style to his own daughters - and any daughter. His advice is honest - several times he acknowledges that the advice he offers is a result of society's double standard (i.e. that ...more
It was written by a man to his daughters, and subsequently all daughters/young women about not only boys and sex, that is really only about a chapter or 2, but about self respect and becoming a young woman. He discusses things from beauty to self control and getting tattoos, to vulgarity, to faith, to grief an ...more
Note for the squeamish parents: There is a chapter about intimacy, but it never goes into mechanics or a discussion of details about pleasure. It's handled really well, and is a chapter my daughter and I listened ...more