What? My girls will have sex when they are older… not on my watch! Ok – let’s be realistic. New Book, Frog or Prince? gives tools for healthy relationships.

As a mom of two daughters, I always want the best for them and I have been learning that education is key in all things. One that I thought I could wait on is rearing it’s scary head… boyfriends. The gals are too young for that now, but I need to give them the tools to decide what a “frog” boyfriend is and what a “prince” boyfriend is. Kaycee Jane, is a mom to a teenage daughter and was shocked by the “frog” that her lovely daughter was dating and it was the catalyst to write her new book, Frog or Prince? A prince is the metaphor for a healthy relationship and a frog, well, is the opposite.

The book came to be from conversations with her daughter and her daughter’s friends, Jane came to understand that many young women today lack the skills and self-knowledge needed to navigate through relationships. “Young women tend to learn the differences between a Frog and a Prince the hard way,” says Jane. “A beautiful life begins with knowing our own needs and wants. Knowing how relationships work—why we get into them and how to get out of them. What life with a Frog looks and feels like. What life with a Prince can be.”
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Frog or Prince? if freshly released and it has been resonating with teens, parents, experts and teachers alike. We have to start talking to our kids about this – it’s about education and opening our eyes to the real world out there.

The other night on CBC there was a segment talking about teens and sex. Are they getting the information they need? Sarah Flicker, professor of Environmental studies at York University stated in the segment that among other things teens lack information regarding how to have healthy relationships. Check out the York University media release at http://www.yorku.ca/mediar/archive/Release.php?Release=1686 that talks about teens and sexual healthcare and education.”Teens need more sexual healthcare services and education that are tailored to their age and situation” said Sarah Flicker.

Kaycee Jane is based in Vancouver and is available for interviews. I have books and will be happy to send them out to you. She is available for interviews now. Please contact Kimberly Plumley at Publicity Mavens at 250-390-9285 or via email at kim@publicitymavens.com. Below is the press release about the book and you can check out the website at http://www.frogorprince.ca/.

Frog or Prince?

The smart girl’s guide to boyfriends

By Kaycee Jane

THE BOOK

Kaycee Jane started writing Frog or Prince? shortly after she saw her daughter holding the hand of a Frog. In conversation with her daughter and her daughter’s friends, Jane came to understand that many young women today lack the skills and self-knowledge needed to navigate through relationships. “Young women tend to learn the differences between a Frog and a Prince the hard way,” says Jane. “A beautiful life begins with knowing our own needs and wants. Knowing how relationships work—why we get into them and how to get out of them. What life with a Frog looks and feels like. What life with a Prince can be.”

Jane believes young woman need information, skills, tools and support. “The ‘needs, choices, consequence’ sequence in Frog or Prince? empowers a young woman to learn from her choices,” says Jane. “If sleeping with a guy leaves her empty and confused—or worse, feeling nothing at all—she’ll know how and why to choose differently. The book is meant to give women like my daughter what they need: a picture of what a compatible relationship looks and feels like.  Something against which to measure their own relationship experiences. And a way to decide confidently whether to stay in a relationship or go.”

Jane presents a framework – the Prince and Frog list – to help young women build relationships on their own terms. In “Girls Gone Awry,” Dianne Rinehart asks: “How did women go from fighting for respect and sexual freedom to a culture that has completely sexualized girls?” Rinehart concludes: “In the end, knowledge is power. And if we don’t give it to our daughters, they are the ones who will have to pay the price.”

Frog or Prince? shows a young woman how to identify her needs and make good choices to get those needs met. It gives her practical tools to differentiate between a Frog and a Prince. It’s an indispensable guide for any woman who wants to develop the skills to live a beautiful life and experience the fairy tale that is possible.

THE AUTHOR

Kaycee Jane has a degree in business administration and extensive experience in the corporate world. She lives in Vancouver, where she’s completing an Executive MBA at Simon Fraser University. She has two children, a son and a daughter.  She started out writing her daughter a letter. That letter grew into this book.

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