Growing Up: Preparing for Adolescence is an e-book series for preteens ages 9-12 or grades 4-6. The Growing Up Series empowers young people to successfully negotiate the challenges of pre-adolescence. It is also a powerful tool for parents. Growing Up's content, in combination with its rich interactivity, promotes productive parent/child communication on important life issues. Every page offers parents an opportunity to connect with their pre-adolescent child and to discuss and reinforce important values. Some pages offer specific "Parent Hints and Tips." Thus, it is most effective when read together.
Book 1: What Is Adolescence? provides a foundation for understanding the changes and challenges of the preteen years. This first book focuses on developing strong character, recognizing one's natural talents and abilities, and building self-confidence. It also targets shortcomings and explains the importance of self-improvement. Methods for building stable and long lasting self-esteem are also highlighted.