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Boy & Girl Puberty

How to talk about puberty & sex with your tween

A straightforward common-sense book for parents on how to talk about puberty and sex with your tween. Ideal for parents of 8 to 13 year olds. Price includes worldwide shipping​.

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Do you have a child who is getting closer to puberty? Who needs to learn about the changes that will soon be coming their way? 

As you watch them rapidly grow up, maybe you are wondering…

Will I say too much and overwhelm them?  Will I say too little and misinform them?  Do boys need to understand puberty differently than girls?  How do I approach the topic without embarrassing them, or myself?  What if they show no interest, or covers their ears while walking away?

In Boy Puberty and Girl Puberty, you’ll find all the help you will need to start having honest conversations that will guide your child through puberty, and strengthen your relationship without feeling embarrassed, awkward or nervous. 

What’s inside this book:

  • 104 page paperback or ebook that is based on the latest peer-reviewed research and evidence-based practice.
  • Understand what puberty means for your child so you are fully prepared to answer their questions.
  • Realise the importance of discussing puberty before it starts so your child isn’t surprised, confused or frightened.
  • Know the evolving changes that happen during puberty, and when they are likely to happen, so you can confidently identify them and prepare your child for what comes next.
  • Create crucial talking points you can use with your child before they get misinformation from somewhere else, so you know the right information to share at the right time.
  • Develop basic tools to help you easily talk to your child, even if they are reluctant to talk about puberty.

Aimed at parents of children aged between 8 to 13 years old, Boy Puberty and Girl Puberty includes everything you will need to discuss and how to start talking about it.

Get your copy today and start preparing for adolescence now!

12 thoughts on “Puberty Books for Parents”

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    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.

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    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.

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    As a father of two boys, I needed this book! It is both concise and comprehensive: Cath doesn’t leave anything out but gives us just enough of what we need for every aspect of talking to our kids about puberty. It is a practical step-by-step guide as well as a handy reference, and it even leaves room for a family’s cultural and religious beliefs. This is a straightforward yet compassionate handling of a must-have conversation with our kids.

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    Fiona, mother of a 12 year old girl

    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.

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    Cath has such a brilliant way of taking the confusion and awkwardness out of those conversations that can have any of us wondering how to start and what to say. Her simple, no-nonsense wisdom makes this book a must-have for every parent.
    The conversations we have with our kids are strengthening and life-giving, but some of the important ones can be a little awkward. Cath offers practical wisdom on how to talk to kids about sex and puberty in ways that will help to relieve the ‘awkward’ (for them and for you!) and open the communication between you and your child or teen on these essential conversations.

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    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!

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    Ren, mum to 14, 13 and 10 yo question askers

    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.

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    These books by Cath Hakanson helps parents of tweens take that first, giant step onto the often bumpy road towards puberty. Boy 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 son.

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    Amanda, Perth, mother of 10 year old boy

    I find it quite easy to talk to my son about sex, but I still felt a little unsure about puberty. Knowing that there is no ‘normal’ and that all kids develop in their own way is very reassuring, especially as I noticed my son’s first hairs when he was 9. Because of his early signs of puberty, I had already slowly begun to initiate more conversations with him about body changes and sex. But I do know that there are bigger, more involved conversations ahead and so the book is definitely helpful in finding the right words and understanding things from his point of view. I found lots of helpful information and appreciated the conversational style along with the simple ‘technical stuff’. So if you have not yet begn to talk to your son, this book will definitely motivate you to start talking as well as help you to feel more comfortable with broaching the subject.

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    Alison, Perth, mother of 2 boys (12 & 6) and 1 girl (11)

    As a mum of a 12 year old boy, this has been an invaluable guide as to what is about to unfold in our household. It explains puberty for boys in a factual but personable way and has given me the knowledge to be able to relate to my son in a crucial time of hi

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    As a parent of a tween, I realised that after reading Girl Puberty, there is so much more information I can use to support my daughter during this pubescent stage. Cath Hakanson takes some difficult concepts and explains them in an easy, informative read. Girl Puberty covers those dreaded conversations. It gives parents a guide, a puberty manual to feel safe and excited while empowering their child to embrace the changes that are inevitable. I highly recommend this educational read for every parent. The visual explanations are simple and entertaining too!

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