"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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I am a 15 year old girl and my mom got me this book when I was 10 years old, and I love it.
I would recommend this book for young girls that are mature for their age and perhaps just starting to experience a change in their bodies.
My daughter was thrilled at the new level of confidence she gained from reading these books.
I bought this book for my daughter when she was eight but didn't give it to her outta the box or even that year! Read morePublished 8 days ago by Rene M. Skank
A very good book for girls and their parents. It is very comprehensive and honest. The author treats the subject responsibly and without many personal opinions.Published 12 days ago by Viviana Lomeli
Very interesting book for our 12 year old daughter. She absolutely love it!
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There is no way I would give this book to a even High School student, the would have to be in college.Published 25 days ago by RHONDA PRICE
Too much information for my 10 year old. Keeping it for later possibly.Published 29 days ago by Laura K Johnson
Not age appropriate for younger girls. Don't let the fun looking cover fool you.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book when I was 10 and it was amazing. It answered all the questions I had about my body, sex and boys but was too embarassed to ask my parents. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rafal Dziedzic