DEAR ABBY: How do you tell a young girl about sex, and what's the best way to go about telling her? My niece is 12 and hasn't had her first period yet. But she has a serious crush on an older boy, and kids grow up real fast in our neighborhood. You'd be shocked if you knew how young they are when they start fooling around.
This is a difficult subject to discuss, but I know that our talk will have to happen pretty soon. She is closer to me than to her mom.
I heard you have a book about this. How can I get one?