To "stay healthy, safe, and in charge" is a big order in today's teen world. Mavis Jukes, in her book, "It's A Girl Thing," uses personal insights to approach topics sensitive to most teens and their families.
Jukes says, "Somewhere along the way, kids accidentally stumble upon information about reproduction in books left carelessly lying around in places such as under the pajamas in an older sister's dresser drawer." The humor of Jukes' understatement allows teens to accept their curiosity about sexuality without embarrassment. The book also includes topics like the consequence of risky behaviors. Hotlines to call for answers to teen questions are listed in the book.