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All parents want to help & protect their children, but most don’t know how to initiate serious conversations with them. This deceptively simple new book makes it easy to open conversations about some "hard to start" subjects. The glimpse into the diaries of real kids leads to discussion openers about topics such as stress, illness and loss, family problems, school, racial discrimination, violence, teasing, bullying, body image, sexuality, rape, pregnancy, drugs, and most importantly, concerns about what the future might hold. A way to open conversations about important subjects is to discuss topics such as the ones that are brought up in the writings below. Topics and stories will change frequently.