Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?
by Julie Metzger, RN, MN and Robert Lehman, MD
Expanded and revised version of the popular flip-book for preteens contains updated information about gender identity, consent and sexuality. This flip book for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 has questions asked by girls in one half of the book; flip it over and questions asked by boys are on the other side. Contains honest, informative, and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and much more.
Straightforward, age-appropriate answers to REAL questions from preteens are provided by an experienced nurse-and-physician team who have been giving popular seminars to moms and daughters, and dads and sons, in Seattle and Palo Alto for more than twenty years. Each of the questions in the book has been asked–many of them frequently!–by kids during their seminars. Filled with fun, full-color illustrations throughout.
This is Me: A Girl’s Journal
by Julie Metzger, RN, MN
An inspiring journal filled with girl power to help preteen girls understand themselves, express their creativity, and unlock their feelings, hopes, and dreams. Much more than a journal, This Is Me contains thoughtful questions, useful advice, quotes, musings, and positive, encouraging ideas from author Julie Metzger, a respected nurse, lecturer, and authority on preadolescent girls. Beautifully illustrated and designed to appeal to girls who are in the tender time between childhood and adolescence—years marked by complex and dramatic physical and emotional changes. This journal will help guide, reassure, inspire and comfort young girls ages 10 and up as they embark on a new leg of their growing-up journey.
“The Best Way to Fight with a Teenager,” by LISA DAMOUR – MARCH 16, 2016
Educational Videos for preteens and teens
“The World Has Teenage Girls Totally Wrong,” by JENNY ANDERSON – MAY 5, 2016
“Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes,” by LISA DAMOUR – FEBRUARY 17, 2016
“3 Common Myths About the Teen Brain,” by STEPHANY TLALKA – APRIL 9, 2014
“How Dads Influence Teens’ Happiness,” by PAUL RAEBURN – MAY 1, 2014
“When Did Porn Become Sex Ed?,” by PEGGY ORENSTEIN – MARCH 19, 2016
“Family Technology Rules: What Kids Expect of Parents,” by JENNIFER LANGSTON – MARCH 8, 2016
“What The Modern-Day Sex Talk Should Sound Like, According To The Latest Research,” by REBECCA ADAMS – NOVEMBER 18, 2014
“Eight is Great: Melisa Holmes at TEDxGreenville 2014”
“Parents of Teenagers, Stuck Taking Out the Emotional Trash,” by LISA DAMOUR – DECEMBER 16, 2015
Links for Parents and Educators of Preteens AND Teens – General Health Topics, General Parenting Topics, Sexuality
Healthy Bodies – A Parent’s Guide to Puberty for Youth with Disabilities: Colorful, easy to follow books for girls and boys. Covers hygiene, growth and changes during puberty. Appendix includes storyboards and visuals to support what is covered in the book. (Links to individual guides below)
Links for Older Teens
– on General Health Topics and Sexuality Topics
A Book Guide for Pre-Teens and Those Who Live with Them
This list is a sampling of the many books available on puberty and sexuality. Visit a library or bookstore to take a look at these books and decide on those that best fit your needs and style of parenting.
For All Pre-Teens
Online resources and blogs:
http://girlshealth.gov Girls health information for preteens
http://www.siecus.org/_data/global/images/guidelines.pdf Developmental guidelines for talking to children about puberty and sexual health
www.kidshealth.org General health information for kids and teens
http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine.html HPV vaccine information from the Center for Disease Control
http://teenology101.seattlechildrens.org/ Blog for parenting teens by Seattle Children’s
http://www.greatconversations.com – Great Conversations – resource for classes and information