cover of Dating Smarts What Every Teen Needs to Know to Date, Relate or Wait! by Amy Lang

Dating Smarts: What Every Teen Needs to Know to Date, Relate or Wait! by Amy Lang

Inside:  A book for teens about dating and sex.

About this book

Dating Smarts: What Every Teen Needs to Know to Date, Relate or Wait! by Amy Lang is a book for teens that will help them to make sense of dating and whether they should relate or wait.

A book for teens that will help them to make sense of love, sex and relationships ie dating. It covers things like:

  • When and how you will know the time is right for you!
  •  Other people’s first time experiences
  • All about dating – from how to ask someone out to how to kindly say “no” if someone asks you out to how to safely escape from a terrible date
  • All the elements of healthy relationships so you know what to expect
  • The signs that show your relationship is unhealthy and how to leave
  • Your values about sex, dating and relationships
  • What a healthy vagina and penis should look like
  • Practical, basic information about sexually transmitted diseases and birth control
  • What gay, straight, bisexual and transgender really mean
  • Where to get help if you need it plus other great resources to keep you on top of the dating and relationship game

A great book for parents to read as it will get you thinking about the types of conversations you could be having with your teen. Plus a great book for a teen who is starting to think about dating.

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Ideal ages

Dating Smarts: What Every Teen Needs to Know to Date, Relate or Wait! by Amy Lang is ideal for children over 14 years of age.

Buy a copy

You can buy a copy of Dating Smarts: What Every Teen Needs to Know to Date, Relate or Wait! by Amy Lang from Amazon.

You can find more books like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.

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Resources

My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.

Which means that inside this website, you'll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.

My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.

My Puberty 101 page includes all of the information on puberty. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with talking to your child about growing up.

You'll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.

You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents! 

If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body. 

You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.

If you're worried that talking to your child about bodies might lead to questions about sex, then you can relax. How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you to explain sexual intercourse to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that  take the stress out of explaining!

If you want a printed book to hold in your hands, then the  The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid's ask parents about sex. Which means you don't need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands. 

If you want the answers to questions about a lot more than just sex, then Sex Ed Quickies is your best option. It has answers to 300+ questions  that kids commonly ask parents,  including how babies are made, sexual intercourse, body parts, puberty, relationships, pregnancy, birth, masturbation, sexual diversity, gender, pornography, STIs, contraception and much more.

About the Author Cath Hakanson

I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.

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