The ''What's Happening to My Body'' Book for Girls

The ''What's Happening to My Body'' Book for Girls

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Everything preteen and teen girls need to know about their changing bodies and feelings Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control.

Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up.

Selected as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557047649
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/06/2007
Series: What's Happening to My Body? Series
Edition description: Third Edition,Revised Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 78,145
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 10 - 15 Years

About the Author

Lynda Madaras is the author of 12 books on health, child care, and parenting. For more than 25 years, she taught puberty and health education in California schools, and she has appeared on Oprah, CNN, PBS, and the Today Show.

Lynda Madaras es la autora de doce libros sobre la salud, el cuidado de ninos y la crianza de los hijos. Durante mas de veinticinco anos ha ensenado sobre la pubertad y la salud en escuelas de California, y ha sido invitada de Oprah, CNN, PBS y el Today Show.

Area Madaras was just 11 years old when she assisted her mother on their first book. Now a communications consultant and mother of two, she lives in California and continues to assist her mother with the series.

Area Madaras solo tenia once anos cuando colaboro por primera vez con su madre en un libro. Ahora es asesora de comunicaciones y madre de dos ninas, vive en California y continua trabajando con su madre en la serie.

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''What's Happening to My Body'' Book for Girls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 293 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was extremely disappointed when I received this book. It was not at all what I expected. It is WAY too graphic for a child just beginning puberty. I was looking for the 'basics' and I do not consider male genitals to be basic for female puberty. Explaining male erections, ejaculations, and sperm just does not apply here. I am an OB/GYN sonographer. I feel pretty 'experienced' when it comes to explaining the female reproductive system to my daughter. But she loves to read and comprehends things a little better if she reads it, so I thought this would be a nice supplement for our conversations. This may be more appropriate for the older teen, but far too much exposure for a pre teen. I will be sending this book back first thing tomorrow!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for an easy book for my 10 and 11 year old girls in my Girl Scout Troop. We are learning about early body changes. I BLUSHED when reading this book. I can just say, its for the very advanced readers and maturity levels. THEY are ALL being returned tomorrow!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great direct and honest approach to the education of pre-teens. In the world today we all hope and pray our kids don't need to know this stuff too soon but the fact is if they don't learn the truth, at home, in a clear way they WILL certainly learn it somewhere else. This was a great addition to our conversations as my little one ventured into womanhood and through middle school into high school. The key in was making sure to use this as an companion to open dialogue so that our daughter could explore and learn at her own pace. For those more reserved parents- this may not be the ideal book- it has drawings of genitals (male and female) and clearly explains sex, contraception, etc in simple to the point terms. For us it was a perfect solution for a bookworm child who was becoming a woman. Thanks!
mills17 More than 1 year ago
Even though it was very describing, i believe that its good to know ahead of time so it wont be a big surprise in the end. Me, as an 11 year old, believe this book was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book but parents please note that there are illustrations of body parts in this book so you might want to take a look through it first to decide if you think its suitible for your child or not before they read it. Very good book for 10 year olds and up! (As i just said it still could be good for younger children)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so i got tjis book im 11 and so yyah i bought it n it talks about periods so it really helped
Allison Dortilus More than 1 year ago
I was a bit wierded out by those facts. I just read the sample. Im also 11.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 34 year old woman who got this book from her mother around 11-12 years old. The information in this book was and still is invaluable. It's a tricky subject for any parent to discuss with their child and this book provides a groundwork of good, clear, clinical information. I still reflect on it to this day. If all kids had such a clear understanding of their bodies and such a demystifying look at the opposite gender, it could help clear up many misconceptions. I know adults, both male and female, who still do not understand female reproduction, etc. There will always be things kids don't discuss with their parents. This book answers many of the questions I, as a pre-teen, was too shy to ask.
Kayla Culotta More than 1 year ago
i have all three of her body book for girls. of course im only 10 so i wanted know why chest hurts so much. so i read one of hers got another and got another.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a eleven year old girl myself I thought this book gave girls like me just enough information without overloading us, and it was really fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hi ive heard that there are a lot of people out there who wouldnt mind answering some questions or helping some girls out and i have a lot of questions its ok if you dont want to but i would appriciate it and as soon as possibul :) thanks!!! ok do you put in a tampond?i tried to and i couldnt do it and it hurt so i had to settle with a pad.Can you tell me inin very detailed steps if you dont mind #2.what is sex ?what does it look like and how do you do it? in detailed steps again please. #3.what is cum how do you do it and can girls do it too? #4.what does a boys penis look like?what are the balls on it what do they do and what do they look like? why do you make a boys penis hard and how long does it take and how do you do it? #5.(sorry excuse my laungage)is it bad if my discharge is brown in my underwear and how do i clean it out of my vagina hairs and what can i do to make my butt and vagina not stink? can know when to change my bra size,how do you measure you boobs to know what sizes to pick?details again please,what are the sizes,and are the top of my boobs saposed to squeez out the the of my bras? thank you so so so much for the help! ive already started puberty i promise i just need a "little" extra help! please excuse my spelling.ill reply to your message! Jessie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im a girl. To get a girl you need to show her you care. You need to be nice to her. If you have a friend ask her to o out with you or to know if she likes you thats a big mistake. Girls like it when boys come up and ask themselves. Play hard to get but not to hard. Dress better. Dont eat like a slob. And if you see that someones being mean to her then stand up for her and defend her. They like it wjen the man is tough yet sensitive. And not afraid to watch a chick flick. Hope this info helps with the love life you got anymore questions then just put your headline as actressinheart girl help
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having your period for sure no fun. If a period is really bad, for me, I gotta change mine every half hour.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You BN readers should read this book it tells a girl about her body and I recconmend girls should read this this book only. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im having really heavy dark discharge do u think i going 2 "start" soon? Ps I havent read the book Please reply i only hav a dad and do NOT want to talk z2 him about it Manders<3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book answered all my questions about puberty. And also its quite funny. I highly recomened this book to any girl whose parents wont answer any of your questions. Because i swear this book will explain everything................even sex. Thanks, -Chloe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do girls need to do this?LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!
TomCarv More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT Go-to Book for Pre-Teen and Early Teen Girls!! I would suggest that Parents and Girls read it together and then discuss. As a Christian Youth Group Leader, I would have NO problems letting the kids in my Youth Group, BOTH Girls and Boys (Yes, Boys DO have questions about the changes that take place in a girl's body during Puberty!!!) read the book!! The sections on Masturbation and/or Dating are not "Over The Top" as some other books of its kind are! The Authors give the "Basics" and then let the Girls choose whether it's right or wrong, based on their Religious Upbringing!! I have Used BOTH "What's Happening to My Body" books for BOTH Girls and Boys during our "Current Events" discussions in Youth Group. Purchase is for your GROWING Girls!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good source of info with excellent illustrations. I did not share with my daughter page by page (TMI). However, it helped me through some technical aspects of what's happening to her body.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How do you know if a boy likes you? Help please! Reply back: glittergirl4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know it really depresses me that there are 10,11,and 12 year olds knowing about this stuff and having sex! When i was that age me and my friends came home and watched hannah montana together. Keep in mind i am 16 now. It just disgusts me that children act like this. It dosnt make you cool. And it definetly dosnt make you "sexy" most people my age didnt even have there first kiss until 8th grade and these littke kids are talking about having sex. If you cant say the word penis or vagina then you oviously arnt old enough or mentally prepared to be talking about it. All this does is make you little girls losing your virginity at the age of 13 and under look like whores. And believe me i dont think its right for anyone 16 and under to be having sex because you arnt phyically or mentally prepared for the things it can bring along. STDS, pregnacy. Its not a joke it dosnt matter if you use protection stds can be transmitted though anything sexual including protected sex, oral sex, even the sharing of needles. So before you do something that will affect you for the rest of your life think twice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If looks at you a long time or he looks at your butt when your not looking
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get a pink Ipad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me learn how to have safe sex. In fact... doing it right now!....oh oh!!!!