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It is natural that children and young people want to know about growing up, sex and relationships. If parents and carers don’t tell them, someone else will. Speakeasy: Talking with Your Children About Growing Up contains clear, practical information on how to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence parents and carers need to talk about this subject.
It is crucial that young people receive good sex and relationships education from their parents. This can delay when they first have sex, make them aware of how to avoid unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections as well as helping with their emotional development and skills in managing relationships.
Suitable to use with children of any age, this book includes stories from parents, typical questions children may ask and suggestions of how parents and carers can answer these appropriately.
Throughout the chapters there is clear information about growing up, emotions and relationships, puberty, sex and sexuality, pregnancy and pregnancy choices. The information also covers contraception, sexually transmitted infections and how children and young people can keep safe.
Speakeasy was developed in consultation with parents, for use by anyone who works with or cares for children and young people. It is the only book on this topic based on our long-running, formally evaluated training programme for parents. FPA Speakeasy courses have already helped over 10,000 parents and children across the UK.
Audience Parents, foster carers, carers and grandparents of children of all ages. Also recommended to parenting professionals, teachers, youth workers and others who work with children and young people.
132pp large format paperback book
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Speakeasy: talking with your children about growing up can also be purchased as part of the Speakeasy group support pack.
“This book will give any parent trying to answer the toughest of questions all the help they need.”
“FPA produces amazing literature for children and young people. I really liked the honest and down-to-earth approach of this book and would recommend it to any parent.”
“Just a quick word to say how truly excellent I think the new Speakeasy book is! Accurate (of course), informative (naturally), but also accessible, friendly, warm and giving all the emotional advice that one has come to expect from FPA and which parents need.”
Susan Quilliam, Agony aunt and relationship psychologist
“Straightforward, no nonsense style. Excellent guide – easy to read, doesn’t avoid difficult issues like answering tricky questions.”
Diane from Brighton
“Excellent, easy to read, good order very thorough.”
Jacquie from Flintshire
“I like the fact that it covers all age groups of children because your child cannot just get to puberty and then you begin to discuss these subjects – you must begin young.”
Julie from Manchester
“I really like the way that relationships and emotion were addressed rather than just the biological issues. It is very important to be able to understand both sides of the issue with your child.”
Sandra from Manchester