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Growing Up By the Book

Puberty—it's an exciting time. You’re not a child, but you're not an adult either. Your body is changing: breasts, curves and periods; deepening voices, broadening shoulders and wet dreams. And hair in some quite strange places!

And, you don’t feel like a child. Well, sometimes you still want to cuddle Mum but mostly you want to do things your own way and explore your own identity. And then there's all this talk about sex!
So, how do you manage all these changes? How do you decide ‘your way’? Who (or where) do you go to for advice?

Renowned sex therapist and educator Patricia Weerakoon answers the most common questions kids aged 10-14 have about puberty, sex and relationships. She'll get you thinking about how you see your body, what you feed your brain, and who you base your identity on.

But growing up is more than just facts; it's about becoming the best person you can be. You'll see how living your life the way God intended is best for you, your friends and your family.

Launch events featuring Dr Patricia Weerakoon

Are you the parent of a child aged 10–14? Join us at the launch events for Growing Up By the Book at these locations where Patricia Weerakoon will speak on how to raise your tween in a sexualised world. These events are FREE and include supper and special offers on a range of parenting books.

Tuesday Oct 14 @ 7 pm
Inaburra School
Billa Rd, Bangor
Unreserved seating—doors open 6:30 pm

Promo video for this event: https://vimeo.com/105505776

Thursday Oct 23 @ 7 pm
Koorong Books
28 West Pde, West Ryde
RSVP to Raj Narayan

Promo video for this event: https://vimeo.com/105505854

Dr Patricia Weerakoon has been a sex educator, researcher and therapist in America, Sri Lanka and Australia for more than 25 years. She has talked to preteens and teens about their sexuality in churches and schools, and as the director of a graduate sexual health program, in India, Europe, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Recently retired, Patricia now lives in Sydney, Australia where she spends her time speaking at conferences and in schools, and participating in media debates on controversial topics about sex.

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