cover of Start Talking: A Girl's Guide for You and Your Mom About Health, Sex & Whatever by Mary Jo Rapini and Janine Sherman

Start Talking: A Girl’s Guide for You and Your Mom About Health, Sex & Whatever by Mary Jo Rapini and Janine Sherman

Start Talking: A Girl’s Guide for You and Your Mom About Health, Sex & Whatever by Mary Jo Rapini and Janine Sherman is a Q&A book for moms and girls that will help them to start talking about puberty, periods, love, sex and relationships.

This is an older book that is a little bit out of date, but it is useful in regards to that it has some great ideas for starting conversations ie ideas for both mums and daughters who might be struggling to talk about something.  It provides information about periods, how to look after your new body, what happens when visiting the doctor, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, body image, eating disorders, mental health and more.

This is a book for parents, rather than for kids.

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You can buy a copy of Start Talking by Mary Jo Rapini and Janine Sherman from Amazon or Book Depository.

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

You can also watch a video review below.

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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