What's Happening to My Body?: A Growing-up Guide for Parents and Daughters

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Overview

The best book on puberty for 9-15 year old girls completely updated for the first time in 12 years! Selected as a "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association—The classic puberty education book for 9-15 year-old girls (over 500,000 copies sold), now thoroughly updated and freshly redesigned for the first time in 12 years. Now for the first time since the medical journal Pediatrics published its news-making, large-scale study indicating that puberty begins in girls even earlier than previously believed, Lynda Madaras has thoroughly rewritten, updated and expanded her classic book to address the younger girl and her concerns. As before, in age appropriate-language, the book covers the body's changing size and shape, breasts, the reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, pubic hair, and includes a full chapter on puberty in boys. Reacting to the thousands of letters Madaras receives from kids all over the world, with a multitude of questions, as well as with new research data, she has made changes as follows:
* more discussion on when a girl will begin puberty
* more on the emotional and physical development and how that compares to other girls of the same age. Also what to do with unwanted attention because of early development
* new sections on diet, exercise, and health, with help on avoiding weight problems and eating disorders; avoiding unhealthy uses of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
* discussion of the " female athletic syndrome"
* more practical advice on products from treating acne to menstruation protection to sports bras
* internet resources that will guide the younger and older girls to more explicit,appropriate-to-their-age information on romance, sex, contraception, STDs, pregnancy, and multiple births.

Over 1,200,000 copies of Lynda Madaras books sold!

Discusses the changes that take place in a girl's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, pubic hair, breasts, the reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, and puberty in boys.

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This updated third edition contains a wealth of information for young girls and their parents about puberty and the emotional and physical changes that occur during this complex transformation. The authors use honest, informal language along with engaging anecdotes, helpful quotations, detailed illustrations, labeled diagrams, and charts to address timely topics¾male and female reproductive organs, menstruation, breast development, bras, body hair, stages of puberty, masturbation, height and weight spurts, perspiration, pimples, hormones, romantic feelings, and much more. The advice is practical, with easy-to-understand definitions and stories of real-life experiences, and this expanded volume also contains information about "female athletic syndrome," early development issues, body types, eating disorders, exercise, balanced nutrition, AIDS, STDs, and birth control. This comprehensive puberty education book is perfect for parents who are looking for a positive, reassuring way to address a challenging topic with their young daughters. It is a valuable learning tool for all families and shouldn't be missed. A new edition of The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys is also available. 2000, Newmarket Press, $12.95. Ages 8 to 15. Reviewer: Debra Briatico
VOYA
I thought the girls' version of this book was very informative and covered most of the material that was needed to explain the concept of puberty. Although I knew most of the information, some of it came as a surprise to me. The topics were explained in a manner acceptable for younger children. Overall, it was very good. Index. Illus. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 5Q 2P M J (Hard to imagine it being any better written; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2000, Newmarket Press, 263p, Trade pb. Ages 12 to 15. Reviewer: Andrea Alonge, Teen Reviewer SOURCE: VOYA, June 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 2)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557044440
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: What's Happening to My Body? Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    really good

    ok this book tought me a lot before we had the 'talk' in school my mom got me this book. i read it all up in one day. me and my friends always look at it. my friends want one. i let them borrow mine. it help you realise when you'r going to get your perioud. i just got my perioud 1 year ago. i had this book for 2 years. this book helped me reilise that its norimle and everone gets it and that its sooo fun to have your perioud . at first i was scaired to have it then i got this book and i was so Exited. it helped me under stand some other stuff too like the growing of my breast sex making a baby and lots more!!!! but if you don't have your perioud you should be happy and get this book so you can love getting your perioud just like me!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2004

    FABOULOUS!

    It was a faboulous book! It teaches a lot of information! I think it is wonderful for 9-11 year olds, but some people might think a little older. I think it might be a little young for teens, but it could be good if you didn't know much! It discusses a wide range of topics! It is easy to understand, but not good as your first book on puberty because it is long and disscuses so much!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    yuck

    this book was horrible i read and i was even more confused then i was before i started reading the book it was horrible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2003

    Great Helper

    I think this book was great for any kid who wants to find out about what's happening but have explained in an easy unparentlike way. If gave answers to questions kids really want answered. Also a good choice for parents who find it hard to explain these things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2002

    wonderful

    This a great book for young girls who want to know everything about their bodies but are too embarassed or afraid to ask. The author is fantastic and it helped me through a lot of problems in adolescence. This book was my go-to manual for everything!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2001

    this book is the gratest! :)

    this book teaches you alot and it can help you learn about sex,loving,growing up,and all diffrent kinds of stuff!!!!!!and i am 10 so i want to learn about this kind of stuff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2001

    GOOD!

    This book is good! U just gotta check it out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2001

    This is a good book for young girls who aren't sure if they can talk to their parents yet.

    I read this book about 11 years ago when I was 11 or 12, and it taught me a lot about being a young girl going through puberty. I read it instead of asking my father because I knew he wouldn't know much and my mother had just died. I now have a 11 year old step-daughter that I plan on buying this book for. This is a great book for a young girl to learn and understand her body better. I recommend this to any mother or daughter.

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