What Your Mother Never Told You by Richard Dudum

Richard Dudum, author of What Your Mother Never Told You: A Survival Guide for Teenage Girls, is touring with Pump Up Your Book Promotion this month.  When asked how he came up with the idea, this is what he shared with us.

What Your Mother Never Told You: A Survival Guide for Teenage Girls, has been on my mind for over twenty years.  In addition to having four children of my own, two of them girls, I have had the honor and privilege of helping and working with teens over the years and I have taken the time to actually listen when they speak.  I have heard and seen the same issues hurt both boys and girls so many times over the years that I decided to put my thoughts down on paper.  The result is, What Your Mother Never Told You: A Survival Guide for Teenage Girls.  

You can find out more about Richard and his writing at WhatYourMotherNeverToldYou.Net 


2 thoughts on “What Your Mother Never Told You by Richard Dudum

  1. “What Your Mother Never Told You: A Survival Guide For Teenage Girls” addresses issues that are current now, and 10 years from now.

    We as parents want to have a jump start and as much information as possible in our hands to help raise our kids. My book will help alert current parents of teens, as well as future parents of teens, to whats coming up ahead.

    Let me share the following thoughts from Heather Froeschl who reviewed the book on March 4, 2008:

    “Your mother might have sat you down for “the talk” and you cringed, and she cringed. Likely it wasn’t enough to answer all of your questions but maybe you couldn’t stand it anymore. Maybe you were lucky enough to have a really open mom who you could talk to about anything, but I’ll bet there were still a few things that didn’t get covered. “What Your Mother Never Told You” covers everything. Yes, everything…from how you are perceived in high school – as a snob, slut, show off, or shy girl – to how you will be remembered at your twentieth reunion, from accepting compliments and gifts from a guy to what you should not feel obligated to give him in return, from telling your parents that you are embarrassed by their behavior, or even appalled by it, and everything in between. What should you do if a friend seems to have an eating disorder, or you think that you might? What can do for a friend who is cutting herself? How can you be supportive of a friend whose parents are getting divorced? What if you need that support?

    Discovering who you are and who you aren’t is part of being a teen (and an adult!) and this book can help sort things out. It’s like having this really cool parent to guide you, but not tell you what to do. Richard offers his advice and readers are free to take it or leave it, but reading it is the way to make informed decisions. Information is an important tool to have, and the best possible tool any parent can hope to give their daughters.”

    Thanks for your question.

    Richard Dudum

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