If you’re a parent that homeschools, I would like to introduce you to my series of books that prepare kids for puberty.
A common concern that I hear from moms is they don’t want to introduce information that is not appropriate for their child’s age or stage of development. Something that makes my books unique is I teach age-appropriate biology that corresponds with your child’s stage of growth. One of the true blessings of homeschooling is that you know your child the best and you can choose what you think is best for them. I respect that.
Also, as an anatomist, my books focus on the biology. There are five books for girls and five for boys. Through beautiful and anatomically correct illustrations, I begin teaching kids as young as 5-7 years old about simple structures in a storybook format focused on a pregnant mom. Many kids this age either have a mom who is pregnant or one of their friends do.
For boys and separately for the girls, there are two books to address the changes they are experiencing during puberty. The first book is for those kids who are just entering puberty and have noticed changes in their body odor, skin, and emotions. The second book is for kids a little further along in puberty to understand how hormones are changing their body now and for the rest of their life. There is also a book called I’m a Girl, How Are Boys Different? and another book called I’m a Boy, How Are Girls Different? that teach the other side of the puberty story and explain how puberty is different.
The fifth book in the girl and boy book series is focused on sexual maturity. By about 15 years old, both boys and girls have likely completed puberty, and these important books explain concepts like conception, contraception, and birth control. Again, only the biology is emphasized.
I asked an accomplished homeschool mom to review all of my books for me to see if there might be anything that would make a homeschool mom uncomfortable and we worked together to make the changes.
These books provide a great starting point for great discussions between you and your child. I hope you will take a look at them.