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If the young adult in your life is going through puberty, you might not know exactly how to talk about it. Do you wait for him or her to ask questions? Should you start the conversation? Explore our links and recommended reading list below for inspiration.

If the young adult in your life is going through puberty, you might not know exactly how to talk about it. Do you wait for him or her to ask questions? Should you start the conversation? Explore our links and recommended reading list below for inspiration.

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Always Changing® and Growing Up Program
(5th or 6th Grade)

Your child's body is developing at a rapid rate, and it might often seem difficult to speak with him or her about adolescent development. The information below will offer you useful tips and information to help guide your child through puberty.

Downloadable Materials


Videos

P&G School Programs is proud to offer educators an assortment of videos to help you teach your classroom the fundamentals of adolescent development. These videos are available to view online only on this site or you can order the DVD with your student materials. Due to copyright laws you cannot reproduce or distribute the video.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/tKfJ8w7XX6E
Always Changing –– Co–ed

This video offers general information that is helpful in teaching adolescent development for girls and boys.

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/G57Suq7JpQE
Always Changing –– Boys

This video is an effective way to explain puberty to developing young boys.

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/OR1XJZ0xRSo
Always Changing –– Girls

This video offers young girls answers to many of their development questions.

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/nJmEeg1UL0o
Always Changing –– Co–ed (original)

This video offers general information that is helpful in teaching adolescent development for girls and boys.

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bqxw_LjM2xI
Always Changing –– Boys (original)

This video is an effective way to explain puberty to developing young boys.

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/m0NBuBtRBUQ
Always Changing –– Girls (original)

This video offers young girls answers to many of their development questions.

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Recommended Books for parents and students (ages 9-13)

"Girlology’s 'There’s Something New About You': A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up " by Melisa Holmes, M.D., and Trish Hutchison, M.D. HCI Books

"Girlology: A Girl's Guide to Stuff That Matters" by Melisa Holmes, M.D., and Trish Hutchison, M.D.. HCI Books

"Girlology: Hang-Ups, Hook-Ups and Holding Out: Stuff You Need to Know About Your Body, Sex, and Dating" by Melisa Holmes, M.D., and Trish Hutchison, M.D. HCI Books

"The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls" by American Girl Library

"What I Wish You Knew: Letters From Our Daughter's Lives, and Expert Advice on Staying Connected" by American Girl

"The 'What’s Happening to My Body?' Book for Girls" and "The 'What’s Happening to My Body?' Book for Boys" by Lynda and Area Madaras

"The Venus Week" by Rebecca Booth, M.D.—Provides a better understanding of the hormones that influence the physical and emotional changes that accompany your monthly cycle.


Growing #LikeAGirl Health and Wellness Program
(7th Grade & Up)

Your daughter's body is changing a lot right now, or will be soon, and the materials listed below will offer useful tips and information on educating your child through puberty.

Downloadable Materials


Recommended Books for parents and students (ages 9-13)

"Girlology’s 'There’s Something New About You': A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up " by Melisa Holmes, M.D., and Trish Hutchison, M.D. HCI Books

"Girlology: A Girl's Guide to Stuff That Matters" by Melisa Holmes, M.D., and Trish Hutchison, M.D.. HCI Books

"Girlology: Hang-Ups, Hook-Ups and Holding Out: Stuff You Need to Know About Your Body, Sex, and Dating" by Melisa Holmes, M.D., and Trish Hutchison, M.D. HCI Books

"The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls" by American Girl Library

"What I Wish You Knew: Letters From Our Daughter's Lives, and Expert Advice on Staying Connected" by American Girl

"The 'What’s Happening to My Body?' Book for Girls" and "The 'What’s Happening to My Body?' Book for Boys" by Lynda and Area Madaras

"The Venus Week" by Rebecca Booth, M.D.—Provides a better understanding of the hormones that influence the physical and emotional changes that accompany your monthly cycle.