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​​Tips for Discussing Sex with Your Child

SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION tips for parents.pdf

Podcasts on Online Safety/ Cell phones

White Hatter: Parent and Caregiver Focused Podcasts​ (award winning social media and digitial literacy advocate)

Books and Websites

​Grades K-3

  • Boys, Girls & Body Science: A first book about facts of life.  By Meg Hickling
  • What's the Big Secret?: Talking about sex with girls and boys.  By Laurie Krasny Brown
  • Who has what? : All about girls' bodies and boys' bodies.  By Robie H. Harris
  • What makes a baby?  By Cory Silverber
  • It's NOT the Stork! A book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends.  By Robie H. Harris
  • Amazing You! Getting smart about your private parts.   By Gail Saltz
  • Where Willy Went....The big story of a little sperm!  By Nicholas Allan
  • How to Teach Consent to Kids - Video link
  • AMAZE JUNIOR - Video clips on a variety of topics including puberty, consent and body safety.

Books for Grades 4-7

  • Hair in Funny Places.  By Babette Cole
  • Ready, Set, Grow! A what's happening to my body? Book for younger girls.   By Lynda Madaras
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! A "what's happening to my body?" Book for Younger Boys.  By Lynda Madaras
  • The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: Revised Edition.  By Lynda Madaras
  • The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: Revised Edition.  By Lynda Madaras
  • My Body, My Self for Girls: The "What's Happening to My Body" workbook.  By Lynda Madaras
  • My Body, My Self for Boys: The "What's Happening to My Body" workbook.  By Lynda Madaras
  • The Period Book: Everything you don't want to ask (but need to know).  By Karen Gravelle
  • It's Perfectly Normal: Changing bodies, growing up, sex,  and sexual health.  By Robie H. Haris
  • The Care and Keeping of You: The body book for younger girls, revised edition.  By Valorie Schaefer
  • The Care and Keeping of You 2: The body book for older girls.  By Dr. Cara Natterson
  • The Boys Body Book: Everything you need to know for growing up YOU.  By Kelli Dunham
  • What's Happening to Me? (Girls)   By Sue Meredith
  • What's Happening to Me? (Boys)   By Sue Meredith
  • Teaching Children About Consent - Video link
  • AMAZE.ORG - Short video clips on everything from body changes to sex to relationships

Books for Grades 8-12

  • Talk Sex Today – Salema Noon & Meg Hickling (for parents)
  • From Diapers to Dating:  A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children – by Debra W Haffner (for parents)
  • The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality. – by St. Stephen's Community House
  • The Little Black Book for Guys: Guys Talk About Sex. – by St. Stephen's Community House
  • Sex: A Book for Teens:  An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex and Safety. – by Nikol Hasler
  • S.E.X. 2nd Ed.:  The all-you-need-to-know sexuality guide to get you through your teens and twenties – by Heather Corinna
  • QueerThe Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens. by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves. by Boston Women's Health Collective
  • Deal with It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a Girl. by Esther Drill
  • AMAZE.ORG - Short video clips including a huge variety of topics like body changes, sex, protection, STI's, and Consent.
Other Links
Teaching Sexual Health - Alberta Health Services
Options For Sexual Health Clinics (1-800-739-7367)

Kelowna Opt Clinic
Rutland Aurora Health Centre
Suite 102-285 Aurora Cresent
Drop In: 6pm-9pmThursday

The Foundry Opt Clinic
100-1815 Kirschner Road
Kelowna, B.C.

West Kelowna Opt Clinic
160-2300 Carrington Road
West Kelowna, B.C.

Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic

Kelowna Urban Outreach Health Services
455 Leon Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6J4
Phone: 250-868-2230
Hours: Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm drop-in. Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 pm drop-in.
Clinic hours are subject to change, please call for current clinic hours.

Etcetera Youth Kelowna​ Group (Kelowna Pride Society)

Meetings every Thursday at Kanata Hotel Conference Centre
2429 Hwy 97,
Kelowna, B.C.

Ages 11-14 4:30-6:30 PM
Ages 14-18 4:30-6:3​​0 PM