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Excellent - For Younger Girls!,
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This review is from: The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition (Paperback)
I just bought this for my 9 year old and was so happy to see that had edited the previous version making a version for younger and older girls. It is excellent! First of all, it's branded American Girl which made my daughter love it without even opening the cover. It's like she knew she could trust everything it said.
I love how nicely it is organized and how it all leads up to the section on your body changing and getting your period. I thought that it simply described what is happening to her body and not to be afraid of it. I like how much time it devotes to the seemingly frivolous things such as pads, tampons, buying them, and how to be prepared. While yes, girls need to understand the biological facts what they really care about at this age is how to deal with it which this book does beautifully.
I wouldn't recommend giving this to your younger daughter without talking to her first, but it's a great guide and conversation starter - exactly why I purchased it.
I also loved how it devotes whole sections to overall health and putting the responsibility on her to get enough sleep, keep clean, get exercise, and make healthy food choices. Well done, AG!!
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Initial post: Jun 10, 2014 1:54:14 AM PDT
giving it to her at her age might make her nervous..hopefully she has good support through you and your family and family doctor. i went through hell during adolescence from 12 to 15 odd..but glad your daughter is getting some knowledge with what lies ahead in 3 odd yrs more or less..good luck.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 1:38:47 AM PDT
Revolution4all: The entire purpose of this book is to remove any fear and doubt from younger girls. My ten year old did not like discussing such matters, but she loved the book. She officially began puberty one week prior to her 11th birthday while visiting her grandparents, thus not with me. It was this book, with its detailed information, that empowered her to handle this milestone on her own, without fear or embarrassment.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 2:07:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 2:08:16 AM PDT
well yes adolescense is scary...she will keep changing for the next few years despite her changes she went through initially as a 11 year old..as as her teens and hormones change her physically and physiologically etc. my young self as a boy i wish i knew this but i was naive back then and my friends in the 6th and 7th grade were a bit more advanced in their knowledge and i had to go through hard knocks in my learning about sex and penis issues or whatever if you will...
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