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The Parents’ Guide to Puberty


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Kid: “Why do I need hair down there?” 

You: *frantically start Googling* 

You can wing it if you like. But if you want to be cool and calm when your child hits puberty, here’s the guide you need. Let the wonderfully frank and knowledgeable Cath Hakanson upgrade your parenting skills for this crucial phase of life. 

When it comes to puberty, hair growth is just the beginning. After that it gets sticky… there’s masturbation, pregnancy, hormones, and STIs to manage. The Parents’ Guide to Puberty covers them all. And it manages to be patient and encouraging, even when you feel embarrassed and timid.

Talking with kids about this stuff can be challenging. You know what’s worse? Letting someone else do it. Be the one who answers questions.

You will learn:

Part 1: What you (the parent) needs to know about puberty

Before you can answer their questions, I need to answer yours:

  • What is puberty? What’s going on inside the body, what is considered early or late development, why our bodies develop the way they do, and the correct names for sexual anatomy, plus how much of this your child needs to know.
  • Do we really need to talk about puberty? Well, of course I’ll say ‘yes’. To help you feel more confident (and determined) about having conversations about puberty, I’ll explain eight reasons why this is so important to your child, and their relationship with you.
  • What changes happen during puberty? I’ll explain what to expect at different ages for female and male bodies in terms of anatomy as well as moods and feelings.

Part 2: What would be helpful for your child to know about puberty

Once you have all the information you need to be their guide, I’ll walk you through how to communicate that to your child, by focussing on what’s relevant and helpful to them, including:

  • How and why their body is changing
  • Personal hygiene
  • Breast changes (in male and female bodies)
  • Periods
  • Masturbation
  • Ejaculation
  • STIs
  • Online safety
  • Pregnancy
  • Sex
  • Consent
  • Sexual attraction

PART 3: How to talk with your child about puberty

Next, I’ll equip you with the skills and confidence you need to have these conversations with your child. In this section I cover:

  • How to start talking about puberty
  • The most important things to get across
  • How to get over your own fears
  • Techniques for managing embarrassment (yours and theirs)
  • How to cope with spontaneous questions
  • Creating a feeling of openness so your child feels comfortable coming to you when they need help, support or information
  • How to incorporate your values in your conversations, and help your child to develop their own

PART 4: Quick Reference Questions And Answers

More than 100 questions children often ask plus short straightforward answers for you to use or adapt.

Tackle puberty with confidence and grab this invaluable resource NOW!

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If you live in Australia, you can purchase a Paperback copy of this book here.

If you live elsewhere in the world, you can purchase a paperback copy of this book here.

Suitable for parents of kids aged 6 to 18 years

✔️ A downloadable 112 page PDF that you can print at home or read on your device.

✔️ A downloadable ebook file that you can download onto your device and open with an eReader app OR save to your eReader device or Kindle.

NB. You can also access this book as a Paperback.

✔️ BONUS: Ongoing support in my parent community (my free customer-only Facebook group).

This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship.

When should I buy this book?

The earlier the better. Something has led you to find out about this book, so ‘puberty’ must be on your mind, which means it’s probably on your child’s mind too (or soon will be). The earlier you can equip yourself with the knowledge and skills provided by this book, the sooner you’ll be able to support your child.

My child has already started puberty, is it too late to buy this book?

Puberty won’t be finished until your child is in their late teens, so there are still changes that have yet to happen. So if your child has already started puberty, it isn’t too late to be having these conversations. Inside the book, I have suggestions on how to get started if puberty has already begun.

My child isn’t showing signs of puberty, is it too early to buy this book?

Female bodies can start to change at around 7-8 years. Male bodies can start to change from around 8-9 years. So if your child is 7 years old or more, then NOW is the time to buy this book.

Will talking about puberty encourage awkward questions?

Talking about puberty might encourage awkward questions but that’s actually a good thing! As it means that your child trusts you and already sees you as a reliable source of information! (Congratulations, by the way!)

But you can relax, as I’ve got that covered for you! In the back of this book, you’ll find more than 100 short straightforwards answers to the questions kids often ask.

My child isn’t comfortable talking about puberty, will this book help?

You’re not alone if your child isn’t comfortable talking about puberty, as other parents tell me the same thing. So inside this book, you’ll find lots of suggestions on how to get your child talking.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Really good.

I’ve been integrating this into what I’m teaching my kids and it has been very, very helpful!

A no nonsense guide and resource for talking to your child(ren) about puberty

In regards to all things sex education, I have used Cath Hakanson's resources over the years. When I saw that she had written a puberty guide for parents, I was very happy as this is a well written and informative book.

It's really easy to read and has some great tips for having an open and honest conversations with your child(ren). The information is relevant in understanding not only physical changes but also the behavioral and emotional changes that are happening as our children develop. The guide has lots of ideas for answering specific questions about puberty.

Highly recommended.

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