You're growing up! It's an exciting time with new freedoms, new friendships, even new clothes! But with everything that's changing--your body, your emotions, your relationships--you are bound to have. questions. Don't worry, The Girl's Body Book is here to help.
Your Changing Body: What is this thing called puberty everyone keeps talking about and how will it affect your growing body?
Your Changing Relationships: Your guide to the care and keeping of parents, siblings, friends, teachers, and yes, even boys.
Your Changing Life: How to dress for success, be a good friend, eat right, and keep yourself safe in both the real and virtual worlds while still keeping your personal stress meter in the safe zone.
There's a lot to learn about this next phase of your life. So what are you waiting for? Let The Girl's Body Book be your guide. Your whole life is waiting for you!
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Introduction: Big Changes Ahead 8
Chapter 1 In the Beginning: A Quick Intro to Puberty 12
How's the Air Up There? 14
Hey! There's a Breast on My Chest! 15
Is That a Hair Down There? 17
And One More Thing 17
Chapter 2 Taking Care of Business: Your Changing Body and All Its Bits 18
The Hair on Your Head 20
Hair in New Places 21
Underarm Thoughts 22
Shaving Your Legs: A Beginner's Guide 23
Ears So Dear 24
Eye See 24
Facing Your Face 25
Keeping Your Teeth From Giving You Grief 27
Going to the Dentist 29
Keeping Your Feet Neat 30
Chapter 3 The Care and Feeding of Your Body 32
Breasts-When Are They Coming? 34
Important Facts About Breasts 35
Supporting Your Breasts-Bras and Beyond 36
Progressing to Your Period 37
Your First Period-How Will You Know? 39
Pads vs. Tampons 41
PMS and Cramps 42
Your First Visit to Your Gynecologist 44
Chapter 4 Your Health and Your Body 46
Girls and Food 49
Healthy Eating for Girls on the Go 51
Better Choices in Fast Food 53
Worried About Weight 54
Get Moving 57
About Eating Disorders 58
Girls and Sports 61
Chapter 5 Changing You, Changing Home 62
Help! My Mom Is Driving Me Crazy! 62
Negotiation: "Please?" Is Not Enough 67
Interacting With Adults 70
Negotiating Work at Home 72
Getting Along With Brothers and Sisters 73
Chapter 6 The Ever-Growing Outside World: School and Beyond! 76
Off to School You Go 78
Studying: It's a Skill! 80
Getting the Help You Need: Learning Disabilities 82
Dealing With Difficult Teachers 84
Extra-Curricular Activities and You 86
Dress for Success 89
Get a Job! 92
Spending vs. Saving 93
Looking Forward 93
Chapter 7 Friends and Feelings 94
Self-Image and Self-Acceptance 96
Keeping Healthy Self-Esteem During Body Changes 97
Personal Empowerment 98
Friendship Skills 100
Dating and Romance 102
Body Language: Reading Social Cues 104
Chapter 8 Staying Safe in the Real and Virtual Worlds 106
Give Yourself a Break 109
Cliques and Mean Girls 110
Peer Pressure: Pushing Back 111
Bullying and Teasing: How to Protect Yourself 113
Personal Safety 116
Building a Great Reputation & Staying Safe 118
Chapter 9 Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backwards 120
Different Bodies, Different Brains 122
Drugs, Alcohol, and Other Unhealthy Stuff 129
Super-Stressed Families 130
Handling Stressful Situations 131
Stress and Your Friends 132
Be the Boss of Your Feelings 133
Resources and Further Reading
Meet the Author and Illustrator 141
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book for my daughter and was very pleased. Young girls are explained with facts on the many changes they will have and go through. This is a must for any parent. This book is a good way to brake the ice about this subject. I my self have learned a thing or two.
My daughter loves ot ad i approve of it. My daughter is wery comfortable with it and says tha it gives her all the information she neees.
This book is awsome it helps me understand things better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you. I am 12 and cant ask my mom for this stuff it would feel... weird
I need a book like this beacause i dont want to have a question my mom not be home and by the time she gets home im gonna forget And its not gross its life And theres nothing to be scared of Every girl goes threw it
Although i would have liked more info on certain private body subjects it was great and very helpful. If you are looking for more books about puberty and amotional stuff for girls you should check out the american girl collection.
I thought this was a very sweet book for my 10 year old. But she doesn't read it much. Still, I would recommend it. Another girl might just love it! It goes beyond the nuts and bolts of the body, and talks about other "growing up" things like friends, family, school, and responsibility. It is rather similar to the "Care and Keeping of You-The Body Book for Girls" by American Girl, (which my daughter bought a year or two ago and just loves)
Im 11 and i now dont hav to talk with mom...
This really helped . I reccomomd buying it
Great my mom bought it for me loved it helps me alot for ages8-15
This all happens to every girl so there is nothing to be scared or embaressed about!
I think it is so informative, i love this book
Im eleven and i love this book its really helpful!!!:):):)
My mom bought me this book a few months ago and i read it right away. Its very informative and i am now ready for puberty. Just one thing though, if you are under 9 don't read it! You will get GROSSED OUT. I kind of was at first too. I hope this is helpful to you
You shouldnt feel embarresed to talk to your mom because when she was younger she went through the same thing you are and she probably felt embarresd about talking to her mom.
Thank You for answering my question. So your saying that having gooey white stuff come from DOWN THERE is perfectly normal? But what is scary is that i have not started my period yet so its kinda scary. I mean it just comes whenever. Even though im NOT MASTERBATING. Its reall gross. So its normal? Please respond if this happens to you to. From: Help
Great book. Has everything a girl needs to know from hair to periods to bras and boobs to family to moving to boys to friends. High Recomend.
My daughter is 11 going on 12 this book was great for her to understand everything!
I just think that some 8 year olds talking about thier junk should suck it up, talk to some person and stop trolling and spamming this with some stuff nobody wants to hear. Ok, so.my mom gave this to my little sister. Once, I was bored so I read it, and actually loved it! Good book! I recommend for ages 8-10, about.
Tells about puberty i like it for my doughter because she needs to know about the changes ahed
Girls are awesome does anyone want to be my nook friend and chat
LOVE THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (-: (-:
I love it.
Thank you for finally making a book that tells girls about what will happen when we grow up. So I want to thank this book for helping me understand more about life (and when we grow up you know like geting your piriod). And to all the girls uot there who are ten and up in age I wish you good luck in growing up!!!!!!!!!!.......
Well, i am very well endowed person so even though im only 13 i wear a Dcup. When you feel the bra feels uncomfortable, like you dont want to wear it, thats when you should change.