Useful links and resources

Recommended books for raising girls

‘From Daughter to Woman, guiding girls safely thorough their teens’ by Kim McCabe,

published by Robinson 2018.

10 Things Girls Need Most: To grow up strong and free’ by Steve Biddulph

‘Raising Girls’ by Steve Biddulph

‘Girl Up’ by Laura Bates

‘How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk’  by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

‘Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood’ by Lisa Damour

‘The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence’ by Rachel Simmons


Good websites for teen sex education


Useful books for puberty and sex education

‘It’s Perfectly Normal’ by Robie Harris, published by Candlewick Press (for children)

What’s Happening to ME? by Peter Mayle 

What’s Happening to Me? (Girls Edition) by Susan Meredith

‘Sex and Lovers — A Practical Guide’ by Ann-Marlene Henning  & Tina  Bremer-Olszewski (for teens)

‘Sex Explained’ by Magali Clausener-Petit with Melissa Daly published Amulet Books (for teens)


Websites for teen menstrual products

Moontimes – organic cloth pads

Honour Your Flow – mini cloth pads

Feminine Wear – MeLuna soft mini menstrual cup 

Lunapads – mini cloth pads and liners

Luxury Moon – teen/petite cloth pads

Natracare – organic, unbleached disposable pads and tampons


Websites for rites of passage   Apache puberty rite


Reliable UK sources of help


Childline is the UK’s free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. Trained counsellors are there to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that’s on their minds.

Contact them by phone 24 hours a day, every day on: 0800 1111

Calls are free from all existing networks — landline and mobile.


YoungMinds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. For information, support and advice call the Parents Information Service helpline: 0808 802 5544  Monday to Friday 9.30am –4.30pm.

Get Connected

Get Connected is a free, confidential helpline for young people who need help but don’t know where to find it. You can contact them by phone, email and webchat.

Call the helpline on: 0808 808 4994.

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They are there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week through their website and free Family Lives Helpline. Whatever your family role or situation, they can help.

Call the Helpline free anytime of the day: 0808 800 2222

Addiction Resource

Help in recognising addition and knowing when to seek help.

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2 Responses to Useful links and resources

  1. Jo Ashcroft says:

    I heard about your site from Steve Biddulph at a talk he did last night.

  2. Rachael says:

    what a lovely website…..thanks for including Moon Times on here. <3

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