Just how do you help a child understand why people bully others, how babies are made, or what makes puberty happen? Kids can ask all sorts of questions that parents and others find awkward, embarrassing, or just plain tricky.
Interrelate Family Centres has released a series of books containing questions raised by kids during school programs run by Interrelate educators across New South Wales, including the original wording and spelling used by the kids. Answers have been provided by a team of experienced educators in an accessible, child- and youth-friendly way. Concepts are illustrated with graphics and diagrams that are simple but factual. Boys and girls can find out about the changes each gender experiences, and there is information and resources about bullying for parents.
The books can be used to help parents start conversations, or to let kids find their own answers. They are a valuable resource for teachers, youth workers and others working with children and young people aged 8 to 18 years.
The new series includes the titles:
- 100+ Questions Kids Have About Having A Baby
- 100+ Questions Kids Have About Bullying
- 100+ Questions Kids Have About Puberty
Other books in the series include:
- 500+ Questions Kids Have About Sex
- 400+ Questions Kids Have About Relationships
And coming soon:
- 50+ Questions for Dad
- 50+ Questions for Mum
Some of the questions addressed in the series include:
- Why do kids come out of their mums only?
- Why do we have belly buttons?
- What happens to the sperm when there is no egg?
- How many ways can you produce a baby?
- What makes puberty happen?
- What age do you usually get pubic hair?
- Do people want to be with that person because they want to have sex with them?
- How fast does sperm shoot?
- Do all boys get wet dreams?
- At what age should you have sex?
- Do you learn to bully?
- Why do all the cool girls hate me and make me cry?
- What happens if I keep getting threatening text messages from someone from school?
- What do you do if your friend bullies you then wants to be your friend?
- Do you get bullied when you’re different?
- What do you do if you’re getting bullied?
- Why do others in the class just walk away when I get teased?
See the Interrelate Family Centres website for more information about these books, and to lean more about the services offered.