cover of Beyond Puberty by Kerri Isham

Beyond Puberty by Kerri Isham

Book Review:  Beyond Puberty by Kerri Isham is a workbook for neurotypical or special needs youth who are ready to learn about what happens next after puberty.

Book Review

Beyond Puberty by Kerri Isham is a workbook that gives adolescents information about what happens after puberty ie love, sex and relationships.

By workbook, I mean that it is a book that you write in, with lots of activities to be completed. It also has lots of factual information that is very easy to understand.

This book is very comprehensive and covers a wide range of topics, including: support people (who you can talk to), your reproductive parts (inside and outside),  what happens  during puberty, how to look after your body (breasts and testicles), public and private, masturbation, gender, boundaries (consent and touch), knowing the boundaries of others (laws, sexual harrassment), sexting, porn, different types of relationships, dating, sharing your body, and keeping safe. 

Depending on the ability of your child, this book could be used independently or you could work though it together.

The book was created as a resource to be used with youth/adults with special needs, but the author has also used it with neurotypical people as well. 

You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about puberty 

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Ideal ages

Beyond Puberty by Kerri Isham is ideal for children from 12 years of age and older.

Buy a copy

You can buy a copy of Beyond Puberty by Kerri Isham from her website - Power Up Workshops.

You can find more books like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.

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My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.

Which means that inside this website, you'll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.

My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.

My Puberty 101 page includes all of the information on puberty. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with talking to your child about growing up.

You'll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.

You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents! 

If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body. 

You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.

If you're worried that talking to your child about bodies might lead to questions about sex, then you can relax. How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you to explain sexual intercourse to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that  take the stress out of explaining!

If you want a printed book to hold in your hands, then the  The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid's ask parents about sex. Which means you don't need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands. 

If you want the answers to questions about a lot more than just sex, then Sex Ed Quickies is your best option. It has answers to 300+ questions  that kids commonly ask parents,  including how babies are made, sexual intercourse, body parts, puberty, relationships, pregnancy, birth, masturbation, sexual diversity, gender, pornography, STIs, contraception and much more.

About the Author Cath Hakanson

I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.

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