Includes bibliographical references (p. -219) and index.
Your daughter's healthy identity starts with you. McFadden offers an unprecedented look at the mother-daughter bond, and argues that the type of womanhood that mothers model for their daughters determines their comfort with their own bodies, which leads to confidence and satisfaction later in life.
Introduction: a cautionary tale -- How our mothers influence us -- Are you there mom? It's me, your daughter -- Letting our daughters see us as sexual women -- The lifelong conversation with our daughters about sexuality -- What do you most want to know about your mother but would never ask? -- Saving our daughters from our best intentions.