Some Discussion Topics
Celebrating Me can be used by teachers, guidance counsellors or other adults who engage with youngsters on a regular basis.
You may want to have girls (and boys) read the book and then engage them in a general discussion – perhaps have the girls and boys separately initially, depending on their maturity and comfort level.
Here are some questions to inlcude in your discussion – these certainly are not ehaustive, so I encourage you to add your own in the comments section below – we can certainly all learn from each other! I would, however, ask you to qualify your comments and suggestions by stating the age of the younggsters, and any cultural or environmental circumstances. Reading levels and overall literacy may also be important for some.
1. Was there anything you learned that you did not know before about how a girl’s body develops? What?
2. If you were Tina, how would you tell your friends what was happening?
3. If there were no close friends around, what do you think Tina would have done? Why?
4. Was there anything you wanted to know more about? What?
5. How did you feel at the end of the story? Why?
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Priceless Parenting - Books on Sexuality for Children of Different Ages
http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/ This site has information for parents, kids and teens.
http://www.teenhelp.com/ This site offers information on a wide selection of topics, not just sexual and reproductive health, for parents, teens and professionals.
http://teenshealth.org/teen/ This site also has a range of topics.
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