Your Bodyby Janice Brody
Adolescence can be an exciting time, but let's face it: it's also confusing-when our bodies are doing weird things and our minds are just as difficult to figure out. So what's a girl to do? Relax, Your Body: The Girl's Guide has got you covered-from head to toe-with cool tips on taking care of yourself, loving your body, and feeling great! This/i>
Adolescence can be an exciting time, but let's face it: it's also confusing-when our bodies are doing weird things and our minds are just as difficult to figure out. So what's a girl to do? Relax, Your Body: The Girl's Guide has got you covered-from head to toe-with cool tips on taking care of yourself, loving your body, and feeling great! This fabulous guide for preteen girls talks candidly about:
* Your body: keeping it fit, looking your best, avoiding bad habits, dealing with embarrassing problems, and maintaining a healthy body-image
* Your mind: fighting stress, upping your confidence, practicing good sleep habits, and getting help when you need it
* Food and dieting: eating right, avoiding the dieting trap, and evading eating disorders
* Sports and fitness: how exercise benefits you, finding a sport you love, and why competition (even with boys) is healthy
* And much, much more!
With helpful quizzes, enlightening discussion, and invaluable tips and exercises, Your Body: The Girl's Guide is a must-have for every teen looking to survive and thrive through adolescence!
WHAT'S UP WITH...
Your period-is it as annoying as everyone says?
Your friends-what do you do when they're bad for your health?
Diets-do any of them work?
What else can you do to stay in shape?
Your skin-how can you give zits the slip and keep a healthy glow?
Depression-how do you know if you have it and what can you do about it?
FIND OUT IN Your Body: The Girl's Guide
SOURCE: VOYA, October 2000 (Vol. 23, No. 4)
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Meet the Author
Janis Brody holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in adolescent development, and a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has several years of experience in both developmental psychology research and clinical work with teens and families.
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Your Body: The Girls' Guide is a wonderful resource for girls ages 9 through 17. It is a resource to which girls can return as they grow. For instance, the segment on menstruation may not be relevant to a 9-year-old who has not yet begun menstruating, but it will help her to understand why females menstruate, what body changes she will be going through, and what emotional reactions she might have. When she does begin to menstruate, she can use the book to help her understand her experiences, as well as learn about her practical choices -- e.g. whether to use tampons or pads. In addition to straight talk with girls about answers to questions pre-teens and teens want to know but are afraid ask, Dr. Brody provides what many other books for teens lack: an intelligent, insightful, psychological perspective. For instance, rather than giving tips on how to diet right, Dr. Brody gets to the underlying motivations girls have for dieting, and helps girls identify the attacks on their self-image that lead them to the wish for the 'perfect' (read skinny) figure. She then offers girls a new, healthier perspective so that they can develop self-confidence and positive feelings about themselves that will offset the chance of developing self-destructive behaviors (e.g. anorexia, drinking, drugs) and negative self-esteem. She shifts the focus away from external judgments and towards girls thinking and acting for themselves, making healthy choices that will foster their growth from the inside out. I applaud Dr. Brody for treating her readers with respect and talking to them straight out about what they need to know. Although we of course want our children to talk to us adults about these important issues, they often do not feel comfortable doing so; a primary reason why is because adults are uncomfortable having these frank discussions with their children. Hopefully, this book can serve as a launching point for parents and their growing children to be able to talk about these very important issues with each other.
This book was very good. When I read the back cover I knew I wanted it. It talks about everything you ever wanted to know- your period, your body, boys, sports, health and more. It's notonly reading but fun because it has facts and quizzes for you to do. I recommend this to a preteen getting ready to go through the hardships of adolescence or a teen who has experienced and knows some but not all.