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A Girl’s Guide to Puberty

$24.99

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This book is jammed packed with need-to-know information, messages of respect and positive vibes to help tweens face puberty with confidence. ** Bulk orders available for schools.

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Teaching sexual health in schools has been a part of my job for 25 years. During this time I have created a unique program that has helped thousands of teens embark on puberty more confidently. I’m proud to say this program (along with questions submitted by 560 tweens in my recent online survey) now forms the basis of my latest resources for families and schools.

With the help of comics, real-life stories and inspiring quotes, guys will learn about body parts and how they will change, get tips on how to care for their body and emotions (including their brain) and develop a mindset for enjoying life now and into the future.  It’s fun, engaging and purpose built for young minds aged 8 – 12.  And yes, there is also A Guy’s Guide to Puberty.

 

 

WHAT’S INSIDE

This book is aims to provide 8 – 12 year olds with:

  • Medically accurate information about the body and how it changes during puberty
  • A discussion about safe adults and body safety
  • Tips on how to look after a growing body and mind
  • Insights into how the brain changes
  • A little about how puberty is different for boys
  • Encouragement to utilise trusted adults for support
  • Positive vibes for the amazing future ahead

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1:  Talking to Adults

Who is a trusted adult? Choosing trusted adults. Feelings about puberty. 

Section 2: Puberty Basics

What is puberty? When will it start? What should I expect? Stages of Puberty.

Section 3: Hello Private Parts!

The inside bits. The outside bits. More about your Vagina, Ovaries and Uterus.

Section 4: Body Changes

What changes will happen. Growth spurts. Breasts and nipples. Pubic hair. Even more hair. Curves. New feelings. Menstrual cycle (and periods). 

Section 5: More About Periods

Your first period. About pads and tampons. Period tracking. The emergency period pack. Handling leaks. Buying period essentials. Talking to dads about periods. Period pain and PMS, and more….

Section 6:  About Boys’ Bodies

Basic changes boys go through. How to be a good friend to boys.

Section 7: Looking After You

How to care for your changing body. Facts about pimples. About sleep, exercise and play. Protecting your body. Tricky questions.

Section 8: Inside Your Brain

Brain changes. What this means for you. How parents can help. New friends and ideas. Liking someone. Bad hair days.

Section 9: The Future

More conversations. Becoming an adult you. Puberty to-do list.

Your Puberty Vocabulary Guide

 

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE PAGES

Page 7. Meet the Characters

I’d like to introduce you to the characters that Steph, the AMAZING illustrator of this book, and I created for you. Flip the page to meet Olivia (who loves sneakers – she even wore a pair to bed once!), her cupcakes obsessed guinea pig called Sprinkles, the Puberty Fairy (the magic-dust throwing kind) and a bunch more. I hope they all bring a smile to your face, help you learn, and (most importantly) make talking to trusted adults a lot easier.

 

 

 

Page 16Talking to the Right People About Puberty

Talking to the right people about puberty and your body is really, really important. You don’t want to talk to just ANYONE about personal stuff. Imagine going up to a random person and saying, ‘Hey dude, what is puberty all about?’ That’s not a conversation for strangers or people who aren’t SUPER trustworthy.

 

 

Page 202. Brain Changes

They call this process brain pruning. Imagine it being like pruning a bush, but it’s your brain! The big question: How does your brain know what to prune and what not to? Pruning withers away the neurons which you don’t use. It doesn’t get rid of anything important — just unnecessary stuff which is cluttering or slowing things down in there. It wants to work as effectively as possible. It also strengthens the neurons which you do use. Your brain will keep pruning until you are about twenty- four years old. After it has finished, your brain will be built around the things you like to do and are good at.

 

 

PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK

Amazing illustration and gorgeous, accessible fun language. This book is a fantastic way to educate young people on the changes taking place in their incredible bodies. It is up to date, factual, and most importantly engaging for even the most trepidatious pre-teens. It will help young people to understand, embrace and take care of their beautiful bodies setting them up with self-esteem and body confidence into adulthood. A must have on the shelf for parents of young people finding their feet.
Dr Peta Wright – Gynaecologist and fertility specialist

This book has been so timely for my girls, and it so RELATABLE. It brought a calm, reassurance to a tricky topic. Big thumbs up from me!
Cathy G

They are at the age when self-exploration and discovery is already happening, and I want to be at the helm of it. I want my girls to be well-informed, and prepared. This book did all that and more.  It really helped important conversations flow.
Mari-shell S

This book helped me get involved in my girl’s world.  It’s challenging to know how to respond to hormones and moods but this book gave me an understanding of what they needed from me as their dad. Perfectly written. Lots of humour. Worked in our home.
Darryl S

These books are great.  I purchased one of each and they get a big thumbs up in our household.  They have broadened the discussions with our kids.  I often recommend them to friends with tweens.  Thanks for creating such a great resource.
Jenny A

I am Paige! I am 10 years old and a huge fan and I love your book about puberty. It has made me feel more confident as more symptoms pop up. Your book is a huge help and thank you so so so so much for it! I hope you continue you making these great book for generations to come! Thanks again.
Pagie V