Jeanne Warren Lindsay is the founder of Morning Glory Press and the author of 21 books for and about pregnant and parenting teens, including Discipline from Birth to Three, Nurturing Your Newborn, and Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey. In 1972, Jeanne founded the Teen Parent Program in the ABC Unified School District in Cerritos, California, and taught there for 16 years. She is the editor of PPT Express, a quarterly newsletter for teachers and others working with parents. She lives in Buena Park, California. Evelyn Lerman is the author of Safer Sex: The New Morality and Teen Moms: The Pain and the Promise. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Gr 8-12-In a positive, straightforward, and easy-to-understand manner, Lindsay provides a wealth of information that will be helpful to anyone facing the responsibility of parenting. Aimed particularly at teenaged males, the text includes advice regarding their role as fathers and their relationships with their baby, the child's mother, and grandparents. Without bias, the author discusses the options of childbirth, adoption, abortion, marriage, cohabitation, and separate lives. To prepare teen dads for each phase of the baby's life before and after its birth, information on child development is provided. Moving forward in time, the text addresses the issue of birth control, safe sex, family planning, and preparing for the infant's future as well as one's own. Later chapters refer readers to other titles from this publisher for more guidance in specific areas. The annotated bibliography lists related books and pamphlets, along with their sources and costs. The book's tone is neither didactic, discouraging, nor condescending, and it's free from unnecessary medical, psychological, or technical jargon.-Dona Weisman, Northeast Texas Library System, Garland
"Provides a wealth of information that will be helpful to anyone facing the responsibility of parenting ... free from unnecessary medical, psychological, or technical jargon." -- School Library Journal"