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Child Development and Parenting

A Book Guide for Pre-Teens and Those Who Live With Them

The experts who teach For Girls and For Boys classes provide this list as a sampling of the many books available on puberty and sexuality. Take a look at these books and decide on those that best fit your needs and style of parenting. Learn more about classes for pre-teens and parents.

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Information in these books does not necessarily reflect the philosophy or practice of Seattle Children's Hospital.


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