Talking To Our Daughters
About Sexuality

Talking To Our Daughters About Sexuality

In this video, hear what daughters say they need from their mothers when it comes to learning about their sexuality, and learn how much more honest they want us to be throughout our lives together. The mother-daughter relationship isn’t static—it changes over the years. And we don’t really cross a line into being sexual, or in becoming a woman. It’s a gradual process, and both young and adult daughters are asking for our help along the way.

About The Book

About The Book

Based on my study of 450 women and drawing on almost 1,300 of their responses, Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women offers a new and unprecedented look at the mother-daughter bond. “[McFadden’s] intended goal was to create a companion piece to the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves. Mission accomplished.”–Kirkus Review

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About Joyce McFadden

BIG NEWS FOR SUMMER 2018!  YDB IS GOING TO BE RE-ISSUED WITH A NEW TITLE AND COVER.   MODERN MOTHERING: What Daughters Say They Need from Their Mothers Regarding Sexual Development and Its Impact on Self Worth WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.  STAY TUNED!

Joyce McFadden is a psychoanalyst and author of the groundbreaking book Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women. Based on her unprecedented study of 450 women, in which women could talk about whatever was important to them, it was the women of her study who determined the book’s topic: how girls learn about sexuality from their mothers.  Currently being taught in university women’s studies programs, Your Daughter’s Bedroom is considered “an empowering resource for mothers and daughters everywhere” by Publishers Weekly, and “a fascinating and empowering text for women of all ages” by Kirkus Review.

With an MSW from Columbia University and five years of postgraduate training in psychoanalysis, she is a faculty member, training analyst and clinical supervisor at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, board member of the National Council on Women’s Health, member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium, and sexuality consultant at The Spence School. She’s a featured writer for the Huffington Post, and her research has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, O The Oprah Magazine, The Detroit Free Press,,,, and the Women’s Media Center.

One last note: Joyce was contractually bound to the title and cover art chosen by the marketing department of Palgrave Macmillan.

To learn more about Joyce’s general therapy practice in New York City please go to the Therapy page.