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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (May 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787983446
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787983444
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 4-7. Published in conjunction with the American Medical Association,

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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From the Back Cover

Sound Advice for Pre-Teens on Puberty and Life Changes

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:

  • Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about boys
  • The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body
  • Your reproductive system inside and out
  • Starting your period—what it means and how to handle it
  • Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings

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.


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The book is so on point, easy to understand.
Ness
For parents that are conservative and uncomfortable on these topics, this book is a great to start talking about them to your children.
jasmine
My daughter and I are enjoying reading this book.
Mjk

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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful By S. Ciesielski on April 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
I purchased seven books about puberty to read before determining which books I wanted to pass on to my 10 year old daughter. This was one of the books I decided to hold back. The beginning of the book is great. It addresses: puberty, eating, exercise, healthy weight, height, skin (pimples), teeth, hair (pubic), breast development, vulva, period, and feelings.

The last chapter of the book is about sex and that is why I am holding the book for a later discussion. I think the basic information about puberty is enough to get started. I know if I gave my daughter the book she would read the entire book in one setting, and I think it is far too much to start with.
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130 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Two on May 22, 2008
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Until the very end of the book, I was impressed and my daughter seemed pleased. However, I found the chapter on sex to be bothersome. My daughter is 10 and while we have discussed sex, I don't feel that a book of this type for this age group (grades 4-7) should be defining anal sex. I am not opposed to discussing sex openly and opening dialog in which we can bring up our morals, but I don't see the purpose in explaining oral sex and anal sex in a book intended for this age group.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By jasmine on October 14, 2010
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I think this book is great! It covers a lot of issues tweens will deal with. There are sections on bullying, masturbating, and homosexuals. For parents that are conservative and uncomfortable on these topics, this book is a great to start talking about them to your children. Install your values when going over these topics, but don't sheild them or ignore them! Parents need to take responsibility for raising their children! Let these uncomfortable topics be taught by YOU, not others, media, or on their own! The book is easy to read and the pictures are cartoonish and easy on the eye. I went through this book with my 10 yr old daughter, I asked her questions on each topic. We took turns reading aloud and went over the pictures. She felt shy and uncomfortable on some topics so I let her read to herself it infront of me. Then we went over the chapters and I continued to ask her questions about what she read. I told her masturbating is a normal but not put items or things inside her and to value her virginity. I have a great relationship with my daughter and I feel it is my duty to teach, explain, and install my values to her. This book is a resource and starting point for the "uncomfortable talks". I have already lend this book to friends and co-worker and they really appreciated it! So be PRO-ACTIVE and RESPONSIBLE parents and get the book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tracy on January 12, 2012
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This was exactly what I was looking for, for my daughter. We've talked about her body changes and I wanted something that would give her all the details, and allow her to come to me with questions if she has any.
I got two books for her, and this one is by far her favorite. She said she likes that fact it has quotes from other girls her age about what they have been through/are going through.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mom to Brandon and Emily on January 8, 2008
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I bought this for a gift for a girl about to turn 12. I looked it over before actually giving it and was impressed. It was a good mix of information presented -- not just the biology of what is happening but also emotional and social changes. There were even sections about dealing with bullies and how your friendships may change as you grow. The wording was matter of fact, but casual enough to appeal to a tween. I liked the message that waiting to have sex was the best choice, and the book substantiated this message with the reasons why. I think when the time comes for my own children to start reading up on these topics I'd like to supplement this with something that goes into more detail about the biology -- but this is a great overview.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ness on March 8, 2011
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This is the BEST advice book for preteen I have every encountered!! I bought it for my granddaughter when she was 9 yrs old and we lost it during our move a couple of years ago. Well, I bought it again this year and Jayaira is 11 years old now. The book is so on point, easy to understand. It is written in a relaxed manner which allows you to communicate with your girl in a comfortable conversation! This book is soooo well put together and will answer every question or concern you and your girl may have!
I also purchased the "American Medical Association Boy's Guide to becoming a Teen" for my grandson in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his mom was just as pleased with that book as I am with the girls' guide!
Thank you and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH again for such a great book.
P.S. THIS book needs to be in ALL 6th, 7th & 8th grade health programs at all middle schools! That is just my opinion!! (smile)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mjk on April 18, 2012
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My daughter and I are enjoying reading this book. It explains a lot of different changes that a girls body goes through during puberty. It shows how to care for yourself as you go through puberty. It explanis how girls might be self conscious and to remember eveyone grows and develops at their own pace. It is explaining some of the things that I have been talking to my daughter about such as hygiene. I am enjoying that the book is reinforcing some of the life habits that I am trying to teach my daughter such as caring for your body, eating health, getting sleep, and confiding in an adult if you think something is wrong.
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