Designed for parents of adolescents, this book discusses the pressures teenagers feel about becoming sexually active and describes strategies parents can use to promote abstinence. Information is provided on the top ten pressures on teens to have sex, the effectiveness of using directive education with teenagers, and ways to talk to teenagers about abstinence. Following chapters explain the impact of peer pressure, and the influences of television, movies, music, advertizing, and the Internet. Facts about condoms and sexually transmitted diseases are also explained. The second part of the book discusses the power of teenagers to determine the course of their own lives and ways to let them feel empowered, strategies for self-control, the five dimensions of sexual involvement, helping teenagers determine whether they are mature enough for sex, avoiding the red zone, renewed virginity, and reasons for postponing sex. 8 references.
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