cover of Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Outby Melissa Holmes and Trish Hutchison (Girlology)

Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Out by Melissa Holmes and Trish Hutchison (Girlology)

Inside:  A book for teens about dating (and being sexual).

About this book

Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Out by Melissa Holmes and Trish Hutchison (Girlology) is a book for teenage girls about dating (the good and bad).

A fantastic book for teen girls that tells the story of a group of friends as they grow up and start to think about love, sex and relationships. It is part fiction and part non-fiction. So the author tells a story about a girl and her first date, and then backs it up with information or facts that are relevant.

I can't wait for the updated version of this book. This version was published in 2007 but despite the age, it is still very relevant and good. It gives lots of factual info, and has some great stories that keep you interested! So it is good for teens that find fact-filled books a bit of a bore.

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Ideal ages

Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Out by Melissa Holmes and Trish Hutchison (Girlology) is ideal for girls over 14 years of age.

Buy a copy

You can buy a copy of Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Out by Melissa Holmes and Trish Hutchison (Girlology) from Amazon or Book Depository.

ks like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.

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Resources

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, Let's Talk 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. Let's Talk 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 your're unsure about how to answer your child's questions about sex, then 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. 

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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