This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about: The male and female body as it changes and matures. Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others. Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today's world. Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem. Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.