Category Archives for Puberty

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Some of the best puberty books for children

WARNING! This is a really big list of puberty books and it is rapidly growing! So to ensure you don't reach overwhelm, you can either look at all of the puberty books listed below or you can look

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How to start explaining periods to your son

A common question that I’m asked by parents is about how to start explaining periods to your son. They may be unsure about whether their son needs to know about periods, what to tell him and how

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When will I start my first period? Quiz for girls

The ‘When will I start my first period?’ Quiz helps tween girls work out when to expect their first period so that they can be prepared for the big day. Waiting for your first period can feel

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The best period bag for tween girls

A period bag is something that every tween girl should have. Preferably before they have their first period. But what sort of bag do you get? What do you put inside it and how do you get your tween to

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Norwegian sex education show for tweens

Have you ever heard of the Norwegian sex education show? Norwegian public broadcaster NRK created a special puberty series on ‘Newton’, its popular science program for kids aged 8 to 12 years

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Why does puberty happen? (It’s all about hormones)

Have you ever been asked by your child ‘why does puberty happen‘?  Well, it all has to do with hormones. So how do you go about explaining hormones to your child, without getting all confused

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Do you live in a period positive house?

My 12 year old daughter had a wonderful idea about how we could make our home period positive. It was such a good idea that I casually mentioned it in my weekly newsletter. And I was surprised by how many

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Spring Fever sex education videos for tweens and early teens

Youtube is one of those places where you often find videos that can surprise you. But occasionally it can be a pleasant surprise! Like when I accidentally discovered these videos from the Spring Fever

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Puberty facts: 10 things that your child needs to know about puberty

Here are 10 puberty facts that all kids need to know about. Puberty can be a scary time for kids, especially when they don’t know what to expect. So it helps kids when parents can talk about puberty

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The stages of puberty in boys

As a parent with a son who is on the cusp of puberty, awareness of the stages of puberty in boys is a handy thing to know. Why? Because by knowing what the stages of puberty in boys are, you can at least

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The stages of puberty in girls

As a parent with a daughter who is on the cusp of puberty, awareness of the stages of puberty in girls is a handy thing to know. Why? Because by knowing what the stages of puberty in girls are, you can

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How to have the puberty talk with your daughter

Have you had the puberty talk with your daughter? Luckily for our daughters, we now know that having one talk – like what happened when we were kids –  doesn’t really work. Today it

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How to start talking to your son about puberty

Talking to your son about puberty can be challenging for a lot of parents. At what age do you start talking to boys about puberty? What are you supposed to be talking about? Do you tell him about the changes

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The best books about menstruation and periods for girls

Puberty often happens sooner rather than later.  And a huge part of puberty for girls is getting their first period. And giving your daughter some books about menstruation is a wonderful way to

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Puberty for kids. What they need to know, why they need to know it and by when?

You’re not alone if the thought of puberty for kids is something that makes you want to squirm. Most of us parents do feel like squirming! And most of us are unprepared for puberty as it creeps up

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The first signs of puberty in boys and how to spot them

Recognising the first signs of puberty in boys can be a bit trickier than it can be in girls. Especially if your son doesn’t walk around the house naked anymore. Girls usually have more obvious

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How to spot the first signs of puberty in girls

You might already be seeing the first signs of puberty in girls – either in your own daughter or in the girls around her. But you’re not alone if you feel that puberty has crept up on you,

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Which menstruation products should I buy for my daughter?

Pads, tampons, liners, period cups, sea sponges... the list goes on!Eventually a time comes when you need to think about what menstruation products (or menstrual products) you need to get for your

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10 puberty books your kids will actually enjoy

UPDATED February 2018 (because I keep on discovering new books!) 10 puberty books (that even you will enjoy!) There are a lot of puberty books out there – more books than you can poke a stick at!

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A DIY period kit for school – make one for your daughter’s schoolbag

If your daughter is 10, you need to start thinking about getting ready for her first period ie  making up a DIY period kit for school. They even make period kits up for dolls! You may think ‘WHAT?’

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