Why We Teach About Puberty
Girls begin puberty as young as eight or nine years of age, and boys begin puberty between ages 10 and 14. When we teach children about puberty, we…
- Prevent them from being frightened by unexplained changes in their bodies and emotions.
- Promote positive attitudes toward relationships and sexuality.
- Encourage healthy sexual development.
Why We Need a Better Puberty Curriculum
Puberty education is most effective when families and educators form a partnership. Puberty: The Wonder Years helps develop a network of reliable information, protective skills, and supportive resources for our children in grades 4, 5, and 6:
- Engages educators and families as partners
- Provides children and their families with resources, and information
- Teaches children the skills they need to choose healthy behaviors and form positive relationships
Puberty: The Wonder Years Goals:
- Promoting Appreciation and Respect for the Amazing Changes Experienced by Self and Others
- Equipping Young People to Postpone Sexual Intercourse
Puberty: The Wonder Years Awareness Presentation and Videos
If you are considering adopting the Puberty: The Wonder Years curriculum, please feel free to use these resources to inform other decision-makers:
- Puberty: The Wonder Years Awareness Presentation
- Puberty: The Wonder Years Awareness Presentation Handout
- Puberty: The Wonder Years Brochure
Watch these Puberty: The Wonder Years videos to learn more:
- Puberty: The Wonder Years: About the Author, Wendy Sellers
- Puberty: The Wonder Years: The Curriculum for Grades 4, 5, & 6
- Puberty: The Wonder Years: Testimonials
Parents and teachers, together we can make a difference in how we teach puberty. The work you do is important. I look forward to partnering with you. We are all in this together because we want all children to reach their full potential. Please contact me with your feedback and suggestions.