This fun book gives the correct terms for the lower anatomy, an understanding of what is where, and an introduction to periods. With two levels of text, depending on reading ability, and multi-cultural illustrations, this book opens up communication between parent and child about changing bodies.
Aimed at 5-9 year olds, but it depends very much on the child and the family. A book to go back to again and again as questions arise.
I created this after my daughters were in bed in 2015. The aim is for the mother-to-be to have space to reflect as she prepares for the birth of her baby by engaging her senses of touch (colouring in), sight (looking at the protective mandalas) and sound (listening to two specially crafted yoga nidra relaxation tracks).
The dark purple version is spiral bound and can be ordered directly from me for £11.50 (incl P&P) or in class for £10. The white and pale purple edition you can get from Amazon. You can also buy and download individual pages from Etsy.
All of my ideas for books start in the face-to-face classes, workshops and events that I run. I notice a need and when I don't find that resource exists already, I am compelled to create it.
I hope these books help you or those that you look after on the journey through the rites of passage of puberty or pregnancy and birth.
PS Scroll down for my books on pregnancy, puberty and cycles.
Think Adrian Mole's Secret Diary but for girls. Ruby Luna gets her period aged 10 and writes in a diary format about starting her period, transitioning to secondary school and moving house. Light-hearted with facts woven skillfully in and a link to a rainbow chart to track her own cycle when it starts.
Aimed at 10-13 year olds, but also suitable for early developers of 8 and 9.
Over twenty women (and two dads) share their real life positive and diverse stories in this book, including waterbirth, homebirth, induction, VBAC, and breech birth.
The stories are the pearls and I thread them together with my narrative of a pregnancy yoga teacher with over 15 years experience and 1000 women through my classes. Each chapter contains reflections for the reader and further resources.
Buy it from Amazon or in the UK I can post it to you (£12 & £2 P&P). It comes with a yoga nidra track and links to handouts, including a learning journal with space to answer the reflections.
Read Juno book review
This fun book introduces puberty and the changes that the male body goes through with relatable watercolour pictures. With two levels of text for different reading abilities, and children with different skin tones to be inclusive, this book opens up communication between parent and child about changing bodies.
Aimed at 7-11 year olds, but it depends very much on the child and the family. A book to go back to again and again as questions arise.
This colouring book has 17 mandalas and is spiral bound with thick paper for ease of colouring. I have included insights and stories about the gifts and tasks of the different phases of the menstrual cycle.
The foreword is provided by Alexandra Pope of Red School.
Available direct from me in the UK (signed and/or message). For bulk orders to sell at workshops, please get in touch.