Join Dr Kate Cooper for a deep dive into the intersection of autism and gender dysphoria. Watch this webinar for an understanding of how challenges with communication, dealing with change, and identity can affect an autistic young person experiencing gender dysphoria. There are lots of practical tips for support: how to approach this with kindness and curiosity, and how to empower parents in helping their children.
This teacher guidance accompanies the video resource “Personal Hygiene: Presentations for 11/12 Year Olds” and takes you through how to implement this video in class, step by step. It features two short lessons might be used in PSHE lessons. The first is ‘My Changing Body’, and the second focuses on self-care strategies, periods and how to clean our bodies effectively. Both presentations contain discussion points to prompt group or paired conversations in class. The second lesson is focused mainly on the female body.
This video has been created with 11-12 year olds in mind and might be used in PSHE lessons or form time. It features two short lessons; the first is ‘My Changing Body’ and the second focuses on self-care strategies, periods and how to clean our bodies effectively. Both presentations contain discussion points to prompt group or paired conversations in class. The second lesson is focused mainly on the female body.
Understanding more about their menstrual cycle can help young people manage symptoms more effectively. Help your teen to tool up with this list of the best innovations in menstrual cycle tracking apps and sustainable, comfortable, confidence-boosting period products that are highly suitable for younger girls.
In this podcast, Dr Weston is joined by research scientist, Dr Natalie Brown, to discuss the importance of menstrual cycle education and its current delivery in UK schools. They talk about the everyday effects of the menstrual cycle, including its impact on school attendance, social confidence and participation in sport and physical activity, and explore the general lack of understanding around many of the issues associated with it. Dr Brown outlines the findings of a new study examining teachers’ perceptions of menstrual cycle education, chats about the perceived barriers to delivering it and lets us know what she and her team intend to do to help things improve!
Help children to prepare for the changes that puberty will bring with some of these engaging books.
In this podcast, Professor Blakemore discusses teenage behaviour, brain development during puberty, the impact of technology and the long term consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown on teenagers.
Puberty is a time of change for children and also for parents, who may be at a loss working out how to support their child. Here are a few evidence-based tips for ‘getting it right’.