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The 10 Best Books About Adolescence, According to Psychologists Hormones are raging, bodies are changing, and finding ways to talk about it all can be uncomfortable.

Adolescence can be a confusing time for kids and parents alike. Hormones are raging, bodies are changing, and finding ways to talk about it all can be uncomfortable. Even if you are embarrassed, it is essential to “make the space comfortable so that your child can know that sex and puberty aren’t things that need to be associated with shame,” advises therapist Mary Borys. A book can be an excellent resource for learning about the often embarrassing topics of sexuality and reproductive health. “Sometimes, talking is less and reading is more,” says licensed clinical psychotherapist Karen Arluck. “The most important thing for children and adolescents is that literature on anything to do with sexual and reproductive health is presented in a clear and honest way,” adds psychotherapist Matt Lundquist.

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