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, Modern Mothering (the re-issuing of Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women with a new title and cover) 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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Very honored to be in discussion with Dr. Jessica Zucker celebrating the launch of her honest and profound memoir I Had a Miscarriage: a Memoir, a Movement. Click image or here to view YouTube video.


“Shame, guilt, and blame” are all common feelings after losing a pregnancy, says therapist @Joyce_McFadden. What does it mean to miscarry? And for something so common, why don’t we talk about it more?
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At The United Nations

Joyce addresses American girls’ experience on this UN panel on girls’ puberty and confidence with representatives of WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Click For More.

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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!

The Wing screening and panel discussion of the wondrous Bo Burnham film Eighth Grade with stars Elsie Fisher and Emily Robinson.