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Good books for raising girls
‘10 Things Girls Need Most: To grow up strong and free’ 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 sites for teen sex education
Good books for sex education
‘It’s Perfectly Normal’ by Robie Harris published by Candlewick Press for children
‘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
Good sites 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
Good sites for rites of passage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B3Abpv0ysM Apache puberty rite
Good 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 ay 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, Monday to Friday between 9.30am –4.30pm.
Parents Information Service helpline: 0808 802 5544
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 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
Help in recognising addition and knowing when to seek help.