Talk About It

How do you talk to your child about body changes, relationships and sex?

 

How much information is enough and how much is too much?
NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Ayrshire Libraries have put together a selection of books to help you discuss growing up, puberty, sex and sexual health and wellbeing with your child. The books are available from all libraries.
Remember if your library does not stock the book you are after you or your child can request it free of charge.

 

eBooks are also available from your local library.

eBooks are downloadable books and audio books which you can read or listen to on your computer or on a mobile device such as an eBook reader, mobile phone, iPod or MP3 player.

All you need is a computer or mobile device, an internet connection, a valid library card and PIN code (available from your library). eBooks are easy to use, available 24 hours a day and there are no late fees – simply browse, checkout and download.

For more information and guidance on how to use eBooks, please visit your local authority library website.

 

The recommended titles include:

For toddlers & young children

Am I Fit and Healthy by Claire Llewellyn

How Are Babies Made? by Alastair Smith

How did I begin? by Mick Manning

Where did I come from? by Claire Llewellyn

Why wash? by Claire Llewellyn

 

For young people approaching puberty

Everything a girl needs to know about her periods by Jane Feinmann

Growing Up for Girls by Felicity Brooks

Growing Up for Boys by Alex Firth and Felicity Brooks

Me, Myself and I: all about sex and puberty by Lesley de Meza & Stephen De Silva

The Little Book of Growing Up by Vic Parker

What’s Happening to Me? by Susan Merideth

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? by Julie Metzger

 

For Teenagers

A-Z of Growing Up, Puberty and Sex by Lesley de Meza & Stephen De Silva

Dr Christian’s Guide to Growing Up by Dr Christian Jessen

Everything a girl needs to know about her periods by Jane Feinmann

Growing Up for Girls by Felicity Brooks

Growing Up for Boys by Alex Firth and Felicity Brooks

Me, Myself and I: all about sex and puberty by Lesley de Meza & Stephen De Silva

The Little Book of Growing Up by Vic Parker

What’s Happening to Me? by Susan Merideth

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? by Julie Metzger

 

ebooks available to download

A-Z of Growing Up, Puberty and Sex by Lesley de Meza & Stephen De Silva

Girl to Girl by Sarah O’Leary Burningham

It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris