“Coco McAtee, I thank the stars everyday that we had that conversation and I decided to have you come and talk with my Girl Scouts. That is one of the best things I think I ever did for those girls..."

Coco McAtee LSCSW
Family Life Educator | Speaker | Facilitator


 

Telling the Truth About Bodies

 

Coco’s Top 10 Resources
1. You, the Parent, who will advocate to the ends of the earth for your child!

BOOKS
2. There is No Such Thing as the Sex Fairy: The Ten Commandments for Raising Sexually Respectful Children and How to Prevent Your Child from Becoming a Sexual Predator by Jan Hindman
3. A Very Touching Book by Jan Hindman
4. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
5. More Speaking of Sex: What Your Kids Need to Know & When They Need to Know It by Meg Hickling
6. Boys, Girls and Body Science for 4-7 Year Olds by Meg Hickling
7. Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse by C. Adam and Fay
8. Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Even When They Are Adults) by L. Daugherty

DVDs/VIDEOS
9. Jean Kilbourne’s “Killing Us Softly” by Media Education Foundation
10. Jackson Katz’s “Tough Guise” by Media Education Foundation.

ADDITIONAL BOOKS COCO RECOMMENDS
• Between Parent and Child by Dr. Haim G. Ginott
• How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Other Resources
Edinburgh Depression Scale

Abuse Hotlines
Kansas: 800.922.5330
Missouri: 800.392.3738

Did You Know?
Couple• The U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world.
• Nearly half of the 19 million new STDs every year occur among 15- to 24-year olds and can cause long-term health complications.
• A full 66 percent of sexually active teens wish they had waited.
• Research shows that teen sex can deflate self-esteem, erode optimism and spoil the quality of intimate relationships.
• Research shows that parents have the greatest influence on their teens’ sexual decisions—more than their peers or the media.
• 9 out of 10 teens say that it would be easier to wait to have sex if they could talk with their parents about it.
Published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs
• Studies find that the onset of puberty in some girls is occurring now at age 7. Read entire article.


Download Coco McAtee’s Tri-fold “Plain Talk About Sex for Kids & Parents” Brochure PDF.

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