Wednesday Wellness Recording and Resources
We were so happy to see so many of you at the Wednesday Wellness event on Wednesday, Nov. 8 for "This Is So Awkward: Modern Puberty Explained," with Vanessa Kroll Bennett and Cara Natterson, MD.
Vanessa and Cara have shared many resources to help parents/guardians talk to their children about the many awkward topics covered in their new book. "This is So Awkward" is also available for purchase online or locally at New Dominion Bookshop.
Resources & Recording
- Here is a parent reader guide to prompt conversations for parent readers of the book
Here is an educator reader guide to prompt conversations among teachers, coaches, mentors, and others as they read the book
Here is a link to listen to The Puberty Podcast, an epicenter of information about puberty and adolescence.
Here is the link to subscribe to our newsletter, The Awkward Roller Coaster, a weekly email missive covering the latest news about tweens and teens
Here is a link to the Resources We , a growing list of the very best books, videos, and websites (for both adults and kids), organized by topic and covering every corner of growing up
Together, Cara and Vanessa host The Puberty Podcast; run Order of Magnitude, the leading brand dedicated to flipping puberty positive, and can be found on Instagram and TikTok @spillingthepubertea.
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