What is the best age to have that growing up conversation with your children?!
A few months ago, I came across a book on Instagram and thought it was something that was missing in every family home. So when the people behind, Brilliant Questions About Growing Up, messaged me and asked me to review their book, I was very very happy too.
Children are exposed to more and more due to the Internet. I feel as if they grow up so much faster than when I was a child and I think the Internet is definitely a part of this. Children ask more questions and as a parent that can be very scary.
The idea behind the book is that you address important questions before they become a problem or a worry.
Take periods for example. Elsa is only 5 and still I want her to grow up knowing that they are a perfectly normal process and if she is ever worried about them to come and talk to me about it. It is important to be open and talk about their taboo topics.
It is also important to be honest and positive. The younger we address certain subjects, the easier it will be for children to talk about them if they ever need to ask questions.
Brilliant Questions About Growing Up address so many important subjects; bodies, pregnancy, birth, sex, gender, family, consent, feelings, friends, boundaries and respect. It literally covers EVERYTHING!
It is an tell all book on growing up and is great for ages from 6/7 to read with a parent and ages 10 + to read independently.
The authors of the book are both experienced and founded It Happens Education, where they travel around schools to education children on growing up and other subjects.
This is a great book to have at home incase those questions do come up or if you want to be proactive and teach your children about growing up before it happens.
You can purchase the book from Amazon and is priced at £8.99.
You can also follow It Happens over on Instagram.
Disclaimer- we were kindly gifted this in exchange for a blog post