Does This Happen to Everyone?

Does This Happen to Everyone?

A Budding Adult's Guide to Puberty

Book - 2014
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Insightful and considerate answers to 70 questions boys and girls have about puberty and young love. Even before they experience puberty and young love themselves, girls and boys have many questions about sex and sexuality. Parents often don't know the best way to answer them and it's practically impossible to find the right time to start a conversation about the birds and the bees. Especially today, when most young people have access to the internet and its explicit or dubious content, it is extremely important to address the topic of sex education with children proactively and give it the attention it needs and deserves. As daunting as it might be for parents to take the lead, leaving the internet or a classmate to "explain" sexuality is not an option. Thankfully, the book Does This Happen to Everyone? offers a welcome alternative with a contemporary look and feel that is both fitting for kids and appealing to adults. Does This Happen to Everyone? is an empathetic and entertaining publication that radiates joy, imaginativeness, and fun. In it, Photo artist Jan von Holleben and writer Antje Helms provide answers to the most important questions about puberty in words and images that are relaxed and uninhibited, yet suitable for children. The book takes questions, worries, and fears seriously and responds to them in a direct, yet sensitive way that anyone can understand.
Publisher: Berlin : Little Gestalten, 2014.
ISBN: 9783899555219
Branch Call Number: 612.661 HEL J
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm


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coroboreefarm Dec 08, 2015

This book provides an appealing, parent and preteen friendly approach to addressing the topic of puberty. The illustrations are colourful, contemporary and humorous, but not so explicit as to be potentially embarrassing to share with your child. The "budding" theme referred to in the sub title is carried through in the illustrations by the use of fruits, vegetables and seeds to represent various body parts and concepts of human development and sexuality.
Seventy relevant topics are presented concisely in question and answer form addressed from a teen perspective.
Useful Internet links at the back of the book provide a spring board for further discussion and exploration.
This is a great resource for parents and preteen/teens alike.


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