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"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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okay the truth i still havent had my period and i am 12 okay to much info but i mean everything is fine just stuff rolled up socks in your shirt kay tell your gma that you wear c... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jordan John Scott
A really good resource that explains all the changes happening to young girls. Can be used as a guide to those awkward conversations that are truly needed for Tweens.Published 29 days ago by Beth Ferree
This was given to a nine year old girl who wants to learn about puberty.Published 1 month ago by Cate
I ordered this for my daughter who's about to hit puberty.
The book is very informative and has tons of good info for girls (of any age). Read more
My 10 year old daughter loved this book. She came to me with questions about some things after reading several chapters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K
I'm glad this helps you to better have "the talk" with your daughters.It can be shared and passed down throughout a familyPublished 1 month ago by Gregory The Man
Everything and I mean everything your ten year old or above child needs to know. Well written. If some of the content seems shocking for a "child" to read, then be a fly on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Novalie
A little too anatomically correct for my daughter to be confortable with.Published 2 months ago by Kim Badger
Very good book to help a 12 year old girl understand why she has a period, why boys do not, and also explains scientifically about sex. A lot of facts!!!Published 4 months ago by Laura Edwards