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 Penis, Testicles and Sperm.
Section 4: Body Changes
What changes will happen? Growth spurts. Pubic hair. Even more hair. Erections. Ejaculating. Body shape. Voice Deepening.
Section 5: About Girls’ Bodies
Basic changes girls go through, including periods. How to be a good friend to girls.
Section 6: Looking After You
How to care for your changing body. Facts about pimples. About sleep, exercise and play. Protecting your body. Tricky questions.
Section 7: Inside Your Brain
Brain changes. What this means for you. How parents can help. New friends and ideas. Liking someone. Bad hair days
Section 8: The Future
More conversations. Becoming an adult you. Puberty to-do list.
Your Puberty Vocabulary Guide
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)
I can’t thank you enough Michelle. This is more than a book about biology. This is what every boy needs to grow into a respectful man.
My son and I have read and re-read it together, and it’s started so many conversations we wouldn’t have otherwise had.
So glad we ordered this book! My 12 year old is currently reading it and we are having such great, open discussions. He has ASD and the idea of puberty/body changes etc has always made him very anxious, but he is really enjoying the book and taking it all on board. Thank you.
As an educator, I have seen many puberty books over the past 28 years. These books are BY FAR the most creative and well researched I have ever seen.
Sharon Witt – Educator and author
These books are great! I purchased both earlier this year. My son (12) & daughter (10) love them. They give them the confidence not only in themselves but to have educated conversations with us & their friends. One of my sons’ friends mum’s even asked me what the book was because her son wanted a copy after looking at ours!
I received this book last week and gave it a quick read myself. It’s soooo good! Everything is covered in a simple, informative, humorous way. I was very pleasantly surprised by the coverage of menstruation. The book provides boys with some key information and also went on to explain how to assist a young friend who may be caught out by an unexpected period. It promotes kindness and thoughtfulness in what might be the worst day of a young girl’s life.