"I was worried at first. Then it really wasn't so bad after all."
"I remember my brothers weren't allowed to hit me in the chest anymore. I was kind of pleased about that."
What mysterious condition are these now grown-up girls talking about? Ah, yes, puberty! With scads of personal stories and an abundance of useful, detailed information about girls' changing bodies and feelings, author Lynda Madaras and her daughter Area Madaras have expanded their guide for girls on the verge of change. First published in 1983, the bestselling classic has been revised and updated several times over the years to keep up with ever evolving facts and wisdom about puberty in girls. In this third edition, the authors continue their straight talk on the menstrual cycle, reproductive organs, breasts, emotional changes, puberty in boys, body hair, pimples, masturbation, and all the other fun, scary, and interesting things that go along with growing up. Filled with anecdotes, illustrations, diagrams, and honest, sensitive, nonjudgmental information for the young girl, the revised edition also addresses the new scientific facts about when a girl actually begins puberty (earlier than previously thought), advice on "female athletic syndrome," eating disorders, unwanted attention because of early development, and information on eating right, exercise, AIDS, STDs, birth control, and so much more. A welcome, reassuring book for parents and daughters, designed with the understanding that some girls and parents will want to read it together, and some will want to read it on their own; without a doubt, though, all will benefit. Got boys? Don't miss What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys. (Ages 8 to 15) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gr. 4-8. In these new editions of her classic guides, Madaras has made significant changes to reflect the younger age at which children are now reaching puberty. She has cut out the chapters about sex, birth control, pregnancy, and STDs, although she includes a rich appendix of resources on these topics. Mostly, the books concentrate on the physical changes that occur during puberty, with new chapters designed to serve as "owners manuals": in Boys, there's new information about shaving and answers to questions about penis size; in Girls, there's an expanded "all about having periods" section. As in the previous editions, the tone is matter-of-fact and comforting, and Madaras has further simplified the sentence structure and word choices, in some cases perhaps too much; the section on sexual harassment, for example, is somewhat vague and slightly unfocused. Overall, however, these are excellent new editions that make fine resources even more accessible to a young audience. Sure to encourage dialogue between kids and parents. Gillian Engberg
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My daughter was thrilled at the new level of confidence she gained from reading these books.
I looked all over for a book that would cover puberty without going into a lot of detail about sex, getting pregnant, etc.
This book has been very helpful for me in explaining the changes my daughter's body is currently going through.
My Mom bought the original version for me in the late 80s; I asked my Mom to buy it for my daughters. Read morePublished 3 days ago by cmroywolf
PLEASE DONT BUY THIS BOOK IF YOUR CHILD IS 10 THIS BOOK IS FOR 16 17 YR OLDS ,I BOUGHT THIS BOOK THINKING IT WAS A GREAT LEARNING MATERIAL BUT WHEN I OPEND THE BOOK AND STARTED... Read morePublished 10 days ago by cutiefruity
I Purchased this for my 11 year old stepdaughter. When her father and I opened the book, the first thing we saw was a page of illustrations on erect male genitalia. Read morePublished 15 days ago by TinaB
Straight forward simple explanations of what girls experience when going through puberty.Published 1 month ago by David W. Manning
Perfect for the girl who is just starting to go through puberty and doesn't understand everything that is happening to her body, wish this was around when I was a young girl... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura Preyer
Was a great way for my daughter to start learning about her body, and a good way to open conversations.Published 1 month ago by Judoka