Books - About Adolescence


Boy puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their sons about puberty and sex. Tells you what topics to cover and gives ideas on how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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Girl puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween girl

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their daughters about puberty and sex. Explains what topics to cover and how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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Girls like that and other plays

Topics: sexting, LGBTI, sexual diversity, families, transgender, gender diversity.


Fiction


'Girls Like That' explores the pressures caused by technology when a schoolgirls naked photograph goes viral.

'Banana Boys' is about the challenge of being on the school football team and being secretly gay.

'Holloway Jones' is a about with growing up with a parent in prison.

'Pronoun' is about two childhood sweethearts dealing with the fact that one of them, Isabella, has come out as transgender.


Ages: 13+

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Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and other Realities of Adolescence

A revised and updated version of this groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls living in the age of Facebook, IM and text messaging.

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Sexuality in Adolescence: Current Trends (2nd Ed.)

Considers the latest theory and research on adolescent development, focusing on sexuality as a vital aspect of normal, healthy maturation.

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Surviving Adolescents: The Must Have Manual for all Parents

Young people today enter puberty earlier than ever before and leave home later. The good news is that teenagers aren't impossible to live with, especially if parents adopt the common-sense strategies set out in this book.

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The Princess Bitchface Syndrome: Surviving Adolescent Girls

In this hard-hitting book, Michael Carr-Gregg focuses on the special trials of raising adolescent girls today.

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The sex education answer book

Topics: sex education, puberty, reproduction, gender diversity, sexual diversity, contraception, romantic relationships, intimate relationships, bodies, consent, pornography, sex education.


Non-fiction


Age appropriate answers to all of the tough questions children ask parents about sex. Set out in ages 3 - 14.


Age: Parents and teachers of 3 to 14 year olds

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What's happening to our girls?

Topics: puberty, alcohol and drugs, bullying, sex, friendships, romantic relationships, body image.


Non-fiction


Too much too soon. how our kids are overstimulated, oversold and oversexed. Over two years Maggie Hamilton interviewed girls, teachers, school counsellors, psychologists and law enforcement and medical personnel to get an insider's view on what girls are experiencing at present, from birth to the teenage years.


Age: Parents and teachers

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