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How You Are Changing: For Girls Ages 10-12 and Parents (Learning about Sex) Paperback – July 1, 2008


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  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Learning about Sex (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 61 pages
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House; Upd Rev edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758614179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758614179
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By S on September 18, 2012
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My 10 year old daughter is very naive and innocent. Waiting for her to ask the questions wasn't going to work, and I now know (based on what she said during our discussions about what her friends had brought up) that it was a good thing not to wait. She goes to a Catholic school and is in what I like to think of has a somewhat protected environment, but kids are kids and it's only natural to talk to friends.

Anyway, I read this book out loud to her and let her stop me to ask questions as we went along. I read the ENTIRE book out loud (ok, I might have skipped some the prayers in the boxes). I think it was important to do the reading myself. It made sure she didn't just skip to the 'good parts' if she read it by herself. I really appreciate how much more articulate the author was then what I probably would have stumbled over and how she gave me the words to frame the discussion in a way that we could discuss sex as a beautiful gift, that is very special and only for two adults in a very committed relationship. I probably would have fudged the flowery talk part of the conversation and just either stated everything too factually or too vaguely. There was plenty of faith-based language, but I didn't feel it got in the way of stating the facts. The book was clear and descriptive without going overboard.

Some of the bold terms (ejaculation) are a little alarming to be discussing after all the time we've spent as parents shielding them from the daily barrage of media, etc. That said, I would rather be the one explaining these terms in a good, healthy way then having her hear a bunch of incorrect, half-truths from the playground, where much of the discussion paints things as 'dirty' or 'bad'.
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I appreciate the content in this book written in a concise manner for my ten year old daughter who is asking lots of questions. I did not appreciate the tiny type style of this book (probably 10 point)! My daughter is visually impaired, and can read most texts, but this is extremely small.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Heather Mullenix on October 28, 2013
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I really like this whole series and this is the second book I am taking my daughter through. I have the two for boys as well. It is from a Biblical worldview and age appropriate. I only have gone through certain parts with my daughter and will wait till I think she is ready for more detailed info.
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