Easy Answers to Awkward Questions


A South African bestseller now in its 3rd reprint.
What 8-13-year-olds need to know about their changing bodies, sex, babies, their rights and more by Ilze van der Merwe-Alberts and Nikki Bush. Children today want and need answers to questions about physical changes in puberty and related matters, much sooner than their parents did. They grow up faster, entering puberty earlier than ever before. Yet many parents still either avoid sexuality education or miss it completely through ignorance or fear.This book is the answer!
Written for children from 8 to 13 in an easy question and answer format, with delightful illustrations to add a fun element, it will double as an invaluable guide for parents so that they can answer their children’s questions candidly, with knowledge, sensitivity and humour.

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About the authors:

Ilze Alberts has two children, aged 22 and 24. She is an educational psychologist in private practice with a passion for families. She is a certified The Demartini Method® Facilitator. Ilze is well-known for her popular parent workshop, How and When to tell your kids about the Birds and Bees, as well as Powerful Parent Powerful Child among others. She is the founder of Bella Vida Centre.
Nikki Bush has two children aged 12 and 16. She is a creative parenting expert, inspirational speaker and author on child and parent development issues. She is passionate about helping parents connect with their children. Nikki is highly regarded among parents and educators alike and is well-known for her many dynamic presentations including Future-proof Your Child©, Parenting on the Run©, Connecting through the Noise & Clutter© and more.
Childline South Africa endorses this valuable book…ignorance about adolescence and sexuality creates vulnerability to abuse and exploitation…We applaud the simple way in which questions are asked and responded to in this book.” Joan van Niekerk.
“I believe this book will make an excellent handbook for parents and educators alike, and that children between the ages of 8 and 13 will find it an invaluable resource as it is written in the same way that they think.” Heather Smith, recently retired principal of Wendywood Primary School.
Testimonial“I feel so strong that the talk and books are a MUST for all parents and children. I wish schools prescribed the “Easy Answers to Awkward Questions” for every family represented in each school.” (Tania Otto, Operations Manager, Women & Men Against Child Abuse, Kidz Clinics.)