Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the puberty talk
Doesn’t your child deserve to know about the changes happening to them so that they can turn to you for support, guidance and information?
Are you looking for a better way to talk to your child about puberty?
So that you can talk naturally about growing up. With LESS cringe and MORE confidence. All whilst respecting your personal values.
And empower your child to make smart sexual decisions.
If that’s you, then you’re in the right place!
You’ll find lots of information that will help you to prepare your child for puberty.
This page is divided into sections to help you learn what to talk about, how to talk about it, when to talk about it, and why you need to talk about it. Plus you’ll find resources like blogposts about puberty in general as well as puberty for kids with a penis (male and/or boys), puberty for kids with a vulva or uterus (female and/or girls) and periods. Plus you’ll also find a quiz for working out if your child is ready to hear about puberty, a parent guide for talking about puberty, an online course to watch together with your child, puberty books for children, puberty videos for both children and parents, and other puberty resources to assist with talking, as well as parent coaching.
You really can have honest conversations that guide your child through puberty, and strengthen your relationship without feeling embarrassed, awkward or nervous.
And I’m here to show you how!
Is your child ready for the puberty talk?
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Unsure about how to get started? (with sex education)
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Wanting to talk to your child about puberty?
The Parents’ Guide to Puberty (Paperback / eBook)
A straight-forward common-sense book to help you prepare your child for puberty
Looking for videos to watch together with your child?
What’s the Big Deal About Puberty? (2 part online course)
My friend Rowena from Amazing Me has created a fantastic 2 part interactive course for parents/carers to attend together with their 9 to 12 year old. It’s fun, educational and age-appropriate!
Learn what puberty is all about
Talk to your child about puberty so they’re ready for changes
The blogposts in this section will help parents to gain a better understanding of puberty.
If you’re unsure about how to get started with these conversations, then the Sex Education 101 page may be a better place to start. You might also want to sign up to my free sex education course for parents, Back to Basics, as it helps parents get the right information and deliver sex education the right way.
Changes for boys / males / kids with a penis
Talk to your child about the changes that happen to males / boys / kids with a penis
The blog posts in this section will help with talking to children about the changes that happen to kids with a penis.
Changes for girls / females / kids with a vulva
Talk to your child about the changes that happen to females / girls / kids with a vulva or uterus
The blog posts in this section will help with talking to children about the changes that happen to kids with a vulva.
(If you’re looking for any information about periods, that will be in the next section.)
Talk to your child about periods so they’re prepared (instead of scared)
The blog posts in this section will help with talking to children about periods. And if you’re looking for a book, you’ll find them in my list of period books.
Books that will help parents with talking to kids about puberty (and sex)
Books are an invaluable resource for the puberty talk as they provide kids with accurate and age-appropriate information about puberty. Below you’ll find links to over 60 books about puberty (with recommendations to the ones that I keep on recommending to parents the most). I have sorted them into lists (by topic, age and sex/gender) so that it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.
If you’re in a hurry and want to know which books I recommend the most, you can read this article about the 10 best puberty books.
Videos that will help parents with talking to kids about puberty (and sex)
Some parents like to use videos when talking to their child about puberty (and sex). So I am slowly collecting videos that are worth watching. You’ll find some fantastic videos that you can watch with your child. Or you can watch them to learn more about sex education yourself.
You’ll also find a much bigger list of videos on my Sex Education Videos page.
Need individual support?
You’re not alone if the thought of talking to your child about puberty terrifies you! Or if you’re unsure about how to get started.
Allow me to provide you with the information, guidance and support you need to talk with your child.
Resources to help parents with the puberty talk
Resources to help make the puberty talk easier
Life as a parent can get busy! So below, you’ll find resources that will help you to find a better way to talk about puberty. Which means you can focus more on the talking instead of searching for the resources that will make it easier!