The Big P: A Girl's Journey Through Puberty is the first series of books based on the Tanner scale helping girls traverse the sometimes rocky pathway from girlhood to womanhood. It begins with the onset of puberty, which can start anywhere between the ages of eight and eleven. Those initial body changes lead to the first bra and the first menstrual period as well as the difficult emotional changes that accompany the hormonal shifts of passing from childhood to womanhood. The drive for independence from the family, spending more time with friends than at home and all the issues of social interactions including peer pressure, are also part of it. Raising a daughter of my own and seeing hundreds of young girls as patients has only reinforced for me how important education and open communication is during puberty.
About the Author
Toyna Chin was born in Jamaica and raised in Connecticut before finally settling in California with her daughter Liya. She became interested in women and girl’s health and education as the Founder of Hygeia Personal Care Products;a company she launched in 2004 to help girls and teens transition through puberty with the right products and education at every stage. She’s an avid adventurer and a seeker of knowledge. When she’s not spending her free time with her daughter you can find her in some of the most remote parts of the world volunteering.