Controversial New Teen Self-Help Book Has Parents, Teens Talking

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'What Your Mother Never Told You', a new self-help book for teenage girls, is creating a storm, pulling no punches addressing sensitive issues facing teen girls today.

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Start talking before it's too late.

''What Your Mother Never Told You: A Survival Guide for Teenage Girls'' is now attracting controversy. Written by Richard Dudum, father of two daughters and two sons, this new self-help book gives strong, clear answers to the dilemmas facing teen girls today.

The book comes as a bit of a shock at first, as it dares to trespass lands that have never been stepped on before addressing the most aching questions teenage girls ask themselves and to which they have no real answers. Don't be misled by the beautiful cover, the book is hard hitting and to the point.

Dudum dives deep into, and boldy presents, the most sensitive teen issues: how to always have a game plan, how to drink at a party, how to get up and leave before it's too late, how to deal with mean girls and protect yourself from manipulative boys, how to handle the Internet, how to anticipate and avoid the wrong place and wrong time, how to tell your parents, and how to avoid the consequences of dressing and acting like a 'ho'. Sixty-three short Chapters including "You Don't Owe Him Jack," fill the 245 pages.

Dudum compassionately understands the environment and predicament that teen girls face, the society they live in and the issues they confront. ''What Your Mother Never Told You'' gives practical, useful and effective tools, strategies and even monologues providing common sense advice in language that teens can understand and immediately apply.

But ''What Your Mother Never Told You'' is not addressed only to teenage girls;
it also helps parents understand the sensitive issues in the world of their teenager. Parents are encouraged to communicate with their daughters and use the self-help book as a tool opening the lines of communication with their teens to discover and find remedies for these issues. "Leave a copy on the kitchen table with the bookmark in the Chapter you want to discuss, your teen is curious and will read that Chapter....then you have something to talk about."

"Controversy creates communication. Pretending things aren't happening to your teenage girls is asking for trouble," says Dudum. "Start talking before it's too late."

Richard Dudum is a San Francisco lawyer, musician, Realtor, summer-camp director, community leader and cancer survivor. He's been married for 25 years. ''What Your Mother Never Told You'' offers clear-sighted perspective and no-nonsense self-help advice from a father with the ability to convey tough love in a kind and supportive manner.

Richard Dudum is available for interviews immediately.

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