“Mom, where do babies come from?” Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks this question, which inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years. Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming aware of their bodies, but aren’t ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written… More Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts: A First Guide To Body Awareness
This booklet for parents outlines the ages and stages of a child’s sexual development from birth through the teen years. The primary focus is on establishing and maintaining open and honest communication with your child throughout all stages of his or her life. “Askable Parent” presents parents with typical examples of situations that may occur… More Becoming An “Askable Parent”: How To Talk With Your Child About Sexuality
When Anna Bianchi’s grandchild asked, “Nanny, you do know I’m a girl, don’t you?”, Anna recognized this as a pivotal, and daunting, moment in their relationship. She knew that to answer her grandchild, who had been assigned male at birth, her own attitudes, assumptions and beliefs about gender would need to be examined. With reassuring… More Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child
When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity,… More Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
This book helps parents talk about body changes, pads, tampons, cramps, mood swings and what to do when it comes at school. Exercises and activities get parents talking with their daughters, and there are tips on exactly what to say.
Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that… More Beyond the Gender Binary
Written and illustrated for a hi/lo reader, Boyfriends & Girlfriends is perfect for anyone who is already in a relationship, ready to start one, or still only dreaming about it. The guide is an informative read for parents, counselors, and other support providers. Terri Couwenhoven writes expressly for teens and adults with intellectual or developmental… More Boyfriends and Girlfriends: A guide to Dating for People with Disabilities
This book is an attempt to break the “conspiracy of silence” which seems to prevent an open discussion of sexuality with disabled adolescents and their families.
A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty and grow into women. Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl and it’s natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages them… More Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls
A clearly illustrated, simply worded explanation of the changes of puberty in a positive manner. It covers such topics as physical development, erections, masturbation, wet dreams and sexual abuse prevention. Provides information to help young boys feel good about themselves, stay happy, safe and healthy. Ages 10 and up.
This popular book explains changes of puberty in a simple, positive manner. It covers such topics as physical development, masturbation, and sexual abuse prevention. Ages 10 and up.
Schwier interviewed 15 couples, asking them to tell the story of their relationships, work, and intellectual disabilities. A short history of each couple precedes the account told in their own words. Romance, parenthood, and enduring marriages are all part of these autobiographies, meant to offer encouragement to those with similar conditions and to broaden the… More Couples With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Living and Loving
Some kids go through puberty early- this is called Precocious Puberty. Learn why this happens and helpful ways that all kids can use to cope with the weird and uncomfortable changes of puberty! Everyone likes and needs to have privacy with their body, especially when they are going through puberty. Puberty is such a weird… More Feeling Precocious! Understanding & Accepting Early-Onset Puberty
From laser hair removal and coming out to her parents, through to dating, voice training and gender reassignment surgery, this intimate and witty graphic novel follows the character of Lily as she transitions to living as her true, female self. Providing support and guidance on a range of issues such as hormones, medical procedures and… More First Year Out: A Transition Story
This publication is a binder, a bit old in language, that offers good basic information and pictures to give young people with intellectual disabilities an understanding of their developing bodies, good hygiene, appropriate social behaviors and ways to protect their personal safety.
Janna Barkin’s family has come a long way since their child, Amaya, first told them he was a boy and not a girl and this captivating memoir charts the family’s experiences of raising Amaya, from birth through to adulthood. With powerful chapters written by Amaya’s family and friends, Janna shares personal stories of the support… More He’s Always Been My Son: A Mother’s Story about Raising Her Transgender Son
Addressing common fears and concerns that parents of transgender teens share, the book guides them through steps they can take with their child, including advice on hormones and surgery and how to transition socially. It addresses the recent increase in teens presenting with non-binary identities, and reflects major legal, social and medical developments regarding transgender… More Helping your Transgender Teen
In non-threatening and hilarious illustrations, this book underscores the way most parents totally freak out over the subject of sex when it comes to explaining it to their children. One end of the spectrum has the parents who avoid the subject altogether, while the other end of the spectrum is pulling out charts, diagrams and… More How To Teach Your Children About Sex Without Making A Complete Fool Of Yourself
This colorfully illustrated book talks about consent, identifying a circle of trust with adults, what early warning signs are, and that it’s ok to say “No”.
This guide includes chapters on sex education, modesty, appropriate touch and boundaries, menstruation, health care and abuse. Interventions and resources for each chapter are also included.