My books are my children and today I received a great Mother’s Day gift: a review of When Good Kids Have Sex.  You can download it to your computer using a kindle app.



When Good Kids Have Sex, by Katherine Gordy Levine, offers parents wise counsel about responsible sex, protection, and same-sex love. Being a parent to almost 400 foster kids, Levine knows what to say and how to say it. That alone makes Professor Levine a giant on this topic.

I’m impressed how easily Levine respects parents’ values and shares her own. The Levine Rule is something like, “You can give kids your advice but they’re in charge of their behavior.” In other words, your influence counts but their behavior counts more.

The stories of how she handled each teen’s problems are simple, honest, and enlightening.

If you read this book, you’ll get the information you need to discuss sex with your kids. Copy the advice she gives boys, as well as girls, and you’ll be wise in your approach too.

When Good Kids Have Sex should be read by parents who want to talk to their teens about sex but don’t know how.

Jean Tracy, MSS

If you know a parent struggling with a teen having sex, share this with them.  If you download it, be kind to me and review it.  Reviews nurture books.  Too scary or too much trouble?  A comment I can use on my endorsements page also helps.  

My USA friends: Have a Happy Mother’s Day.  All children honor your mother and father every day.  Parenting is a hard work and often unsung job.

For all you do, thank you.



The first:  Although built upon evidenced based practices, there is no guarantee my advice is the right advice for you and your family. Experiment, try my tips; if they are not useful to you try another parent adviser. You are the expert on you and your child; the rest of us experts on many different things.

The second: I have dysgraphia, a learning disability that peppers my writing with mis-spelling and punctuation errors. All my books are professionally edited. Not so my blog posts. Although I use all the grammar and spelling checks, mistakes slip by. If they bother you, seek another source of support for life’s less savory moments.   Life is too short to let problems you can avoid annoy or stress you.

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