Girls covers the physical and emotional changes that puberty brings, along with solid tips about grooming, diet, exercise, and other health issues, such as eating disorders. The cartoon drawings of stylish teens resemble wide-eyed dolls and grate somewhat against repeated messages about self-esteem and embracing imperfections. Still, the clear text communicates concepts clearly: "hormones are chemicals that control many activities in your body, including growth," and girls will find plenty of useful information.
Like the companion volume Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen (2006), by the same author, this closes with an extensive resource section, including hotlines. Gillian Engberg
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Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every girl's life. It's especially important at this time to get answers and advice from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more:
The American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen will help you understand the health issues that are of most concern to teenage girls, and will teach you how to be safe, happy, and healthy through these years.
It may not be fair to only give it 4 stars. It is an excellent book that covers the topic thoroughly, but I think it is better for a 13-14 year old. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sweet Polly Purebred
Very informative, I bought it for my 12 yr old and I believe she found a few things to be informative as well.Published 23 days ago by Racquel
My 11 year old was "embarrassed" when I gave this to her, she put it in her nightstand, tucked away. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Kuchcinski Jr.
Great book! My daughter who is 13 enjoyed reading it. It helped her educate herself. A must read for any teens who want answers but are shy to ask the questionsPublished 2 months ago by Moya
I bought this for my granddaughter which is 12, she loved it.Published 4 months ago by Joyce Davidson
Great book to introduce your daughter to these subjects. Straight forward explanations.Published 8 months ago by David W. Manning