Our Books

Discover ways to extend the conversation with books and interactive journals by Great Conversations co-founders, Julie Metzger, RN and Rob Lehman, MD.

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?

By Julie Metzger, RN, MN and Robert Lehman, MD

All families who attend the Chat: In-person and virtual series receive a book as part of their registration fee.

Expanded and revised version of the popular flip-book for preteens contains updated information about gender identity, consent and sexuality. This flip book for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 has questions asked by girls in one half of the book; flip it over and questions asked by boys are on the other side. Contains honest, informative, and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and much more.

Straightforward, age-appropriate answers to REAL questions from preteens are provided by an experienced nurse-and-physician team who have been giving popular seminars to moms and daughters, and dads and sons, in Seattle and Palo Alto for more than twenty years. Each of the questions in the book has been asked–many of them frequently!–by kids during their seminars. Filled with fun, full-color illustrations throughout.

This is Me...a Girl's Journal

By Julie Metzger, RN, MN

An inspiring journal filled with girl power to help preteen girls understand themselves, express their creativity, and unlock their feelings, hopes, and dreams. Much more than a journal, This Is Me contains thoughtful questions, useful advice, quotes, musings, and positive, encouraging ideas from author Julie Metzger, a respected nurse, lecturer, and authority on preadolescent girls. Beautifully illustrated and designed to appeal to girls who are in the tender time between childhood and adolescence—years marked by complex and dramatic physical and emotional changes. This journal will help guide, reassure, inspire and comfort young girls ages 10 and up as they embark on a new leg of their growing-up journey.

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