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Here you can find additional literature, resources and podcasts that can aid your conversations with your preteen.

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Organizations

 
For Healthy Relationships
For Healthy Masculinity
Organizations Promoting Healthy Relationships

Work to transform society by promoting healthy relationships by checking out these groups.

 

One Love

One Love educates young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. 

Latinx
Parenting

Latinx Parenting is a bilingual organization rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice and antiracism, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in families.

Love is Respect

Love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.

Organizations Promoting Healthy Masculinities

Work to transform society by promoting healthy, respectful manhood and offering training and educational resources for companies, government agencies, schools, and community groups.

 
The Man Cave

Programs created to give men aged 12 to 16 skills to lead happier and healthier lives

Evryman

Support Group aimed at connecting men to help each other lead more successful, fufilling lives.

A Call to Men

National coalition, dedicated to empowering men and boys to critically think about how they can challenge toxic masculinity.

Promundo

Organization dedicated to advancing gender equality by engaging men and boys in partnership with women, girls and people of all gender identities.

Futures without Violence

Programs like Coaching Boys Into Men, aimed at engaging athletes to increase bystander behavior through sports, in an effort to prevent violence.

The ManKind Project

Global brotherhood of nonprofit, charitable organizations that engage men in healthy ways at every stage in life. 

The Good Men Project

Interactive online resource, aimed at starting conversations around relationships, family, ethics, diversity and inclusion for men and fathers.

The Inside Circle

Healing community, based around peer-guided hearing circle to reduce violence inside and outside adult and juvenile prisons.

Reading a Book

Books

 
For Parents and Educators
For Preteens
For Parents and Educators

On Gender Identity

  1. 10 Ways to Parent Beyond Pink and Blue

  2. The Conscious Parent's Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child's Authentic Self (The Conscious Parent's Guides)

  3. The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes 

On Healthy Masculinities

  1. Top 10 Parenting Books for Raising Boys

  2. Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity

  3. Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent's Guide to Bringing up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity 

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On Consent, Sex and Body Autonomy

  1. A very comprehensive list of sex positive books 

  2. 30 Days of Sex Talks for Ages 8-11: Empowering Your Child with Knowledge of Sexual Intimacy

  3. Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between: The New Necessary Conversations Today’s Teenagers Need to Have about Consent, Sexual Harassment, Healthy Relationships, Love and More

  4. Real Talk about Sex and Consent: What Every Teen Needs to Know

  5. The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21

  6. How to Talk to Kids About Sex and Consent

  7. Beyond the Talk: Teaching Your Kids About Consent

  8. Can We Talk about Consent?: A Book about Freedom, Choices, and Agreement

  9. Raising Feminist Boys: How to Talk with Your Child about Gender, Consent, and Empathy

  10. Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

On Sexual Orientation

  1. Talking with Teens about Sexuality

  2. How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexuality and Sexual Orientation 

  3. Talking to Your Child About Sexual Orientation

On Race

  1. This reading list is composed of antiracist books — a combination of classics, relatively obscure works and a few of recent vintage.

  2. Click here for a full list of resources

  3. 21 Anti-racism videos to share with kids

  4. 9 Books to Help Start a Dialogue About Race With Your Tween or Teen

On Disabilities

  1. Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

  2. 6 Tips to Talk to Your Kids about Disabilities

  3. How to Talk to your child about learning and thinking differences

  4. Say This, Not That: 7 Talking Tips for Parents of Teens with Special Needs

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On Parenting

  1. Top Parenting Books Picks for 2021  

  2. Raising Good Humans

  3. The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired

  4. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

  5. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

  6. Parenting with Love and Logic

  7. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

  8. Self Care for Parents

  9. Why self care is so important for parents

For Preteens

On Gender Identity

  1. The 9 best books on gender identity and expression 

  2. Librarians Recommend 10 books that deal with Gender Identity or sexuality for 8-12 year olds

  3. A Kids books about Gender

On Healthy Masculinities

  1. The Book of Dares: 100 Ways for Boys to Be Kind, Bold, and Brave

  2. 9 Books That Teach Healthy Masculinity

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On Consent, Sex and Body Autonomy

  1. Sex is a Funny Word

  2. Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys

  3. Positive Sexuality: A Kid’s Inclusive Guide to Being Body Aware

  4. Celebrate Your Body (and It’s Changes Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls and Boys

  5. Me and My Feelings: A Kids’ Guide to Understanding and Expressing Themselves

  6. Boys Body Book

On Sexual Orientation

  1. Check out these 10 books that discuss issues about growing up, and questions about sexuality and sexual orientation

  2. Let's Talk About It: the Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human

  3. I Love You Unconditionally: A Journal for LGBTQ Children & Teens

On Race

  1. Check out these 14 suggested books on race

  2. Check out these 7 books on race and racism

  3. 17 Books About Racial Inequality for Young Readers

  4. 21 Anti-racism videos to share with kids

  5. 9 Books to Help Start a Dialogue About Race With Your Tween or Teen

On Disabilities

  1. 8 Teen and Tween Books With Characters Who Learn and Think Differently

  2. A Kids Book About Disabilities

  3. 75 Books About Children with Disabilities

  4. Children’s Picture Books about Disabilities

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Podcasts