Do you need some help to frame and phrase the conversation properly to avoid embarrassment on both sides?
That help is here, with the straight-talking and no-nonsense Girl Puberty: How to Talk About Puberty and Sex With Your Tween Girl.
Inside the pages of this book, you will find a wealth of information, written in a casual and open style, which includes advice on:
It's never easy talking to young children about sexuality and reproduction, but with Girl Puberty, you'll be much better prepared and able to answer all the questions she will inevitably have, as well as lay the foundation for an open relationship, where she knows that she can talk to you about anything.
"In Girl Puberty Cath Hakanson has written a pitch-perfect conversational book, loaded with information and advice for parents and carers as they guide girls through the physical, emotional and social whirl of puberty. Cath's years of experience and down-to-earth style will boost parents and carers confidence and enable them to support girls with respectful, timely and appropriate guidance and conversations. Highly recommended!"
Jane Bennett, author of A Blessing Not A Curse and Girltopia, founder of A Celebration Day for Girls, Mense-Ed and the Chalice Foundation
"One of the difficulties today is to distinguish who is who on the internet and when it comes to talking about sex, you cannot get someone more prepared, committed, knowledgeable or professional than Cath. I would encourage any parent who wants to talk to their kids about puberty to read and use Cath's work as it provides simple, practical and important information to make the conversation as natural as any other talk parents have with their children."
Dr Madalena Grobbelaar, Clinical Psychologist, Psychosexual Therapist & Academic at Women Sexuality Australia
"Cath has created the perfect book for busy parents. Talking about sexuality and relationships can be tricky for most parents - many would rather clean the oven, weed the garden or de-flea the dog, than talk openly and honestly about sex! To this book, Cath has brought her vast experience, wisdom and laugh-a-minute humour."
Dr Lorel Mayberry, Sexologist and Consultant in Sexuality and Relationship Education, Department of Sexology, School of Public Health, Curtin University l President - Borderless Friendship WA Inc
"The book I wish my mother had read, or at least left lying around! This book has all the finer details to answer the questions I know the basics for. As a mother of 3, and teacher, it's a great resource for age appropriate information."
Ren, mum to 14, 13 and 10 yo question askers
"Cath's book is 'puberty in a nutshell' for me and a goldmine of information. I wasn't expecting such a wall of resistance from my daughter. Total denial with fingers in her ears singing la la la la!! But I knew I had to be ready (even though she wasn't) to take advantage of those elusive teachable moments! And I was! Thanks to the clear concise language used and the deep knowledge of puberty in this book.
It's been a long time since my own puberty, and my daughter, while similar, has her own body clock & timetable. So after reading this book, I had a lot more confidence. I can now recognise the range of signs and be there ready with the facts for each situation. Even to the point when I had that first voluntary question from my daughter recently! And we had a great natural conversation! So the moral to this book for me is... you can be ready even if they aren't!! Thanks a million Cath."
Fiona, mother of a 12 year old girl
"Girl Puberty by Cath Hakanson helps parents of tweens take that first, giant step onto the often bumpy road towards puberty. Girl Puberty is a refreshing mix of facts and fun and information for adults looking for the right thing to say and the best way to say it. Puberty can be a roller coaster ride for everyone in the family, and to be armed with the knowledge and skills to negotiate the ride and arrive intact at the other end is exactly what parents and carers need.
Buy the book, read it and study the diagrams before you start to see the body changes and experience the social and emotional whirlwind of puberty. You'll be glad that you did - and so will your girl."
Margie Buttriss, HUSHeducation