San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) February 05, 2009 -- Chocolate melts, flowers wilt, but words of love can last a lifetime. For the teenage girl in your heart, Richard Dudum's What Your Mother Never Told You is the perfect valentine. It is a survival guide packed with words of love and wisdom, delivered in a straightforward way.
What Your Mother Never Told You: A Survival Guide for Teenage Girls goes where no other book for teenagers has dared go--to the heart of questions our daughters are asking and really, really want answered. And Richard Dudum should know-- he's the father of two sons and two daughters and has the ability to convey tough love in a kind and supportive manner.
Dudum believes the answers will help teens decide "who they are and who they are not," and guide them to make more informed and thoughtful decisions. "When our daughters are young, we hold their hands and teach them to look twice before they cross the street," Dudum says. "As teens, our daughters face tough choices. This book will help them think twice before they cross the line. It will also help them find their way back if they've already crossed."
Some of the issues in What Your Mother Never Told You are how to drink at a party, how to get up and leave before it's too late, how to deal with manipulative boys, and how to avoid the wrong place and wrong time. He also helps teens better understand and communicate with their parents. Dudum gives teen readers effective tools, strategies, and even role-plays, providing commonsense advice in language that they can understand and instantly apply.
What Your Mother Never Told You is the perfect gift for Valentines Day, birthdays or any day that you want to give your daughter the gift of self-confidence and self-esteem. She'll thank you for it.
Richard Dudum is a San Francisco lawyer, musician, Realtor, summer-camp director, community leader, and cancer survivor. He's been married for 26 years.