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

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Newmarket Press, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 263 pages
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To help girls realize that they are not alone in their concerns as they go through their transformation to womanhood, they need information, and this is the best book to give and share with them. This bestselling classic, written by an experienced educator with her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, has sold over 400,000 copies and been translated into 12 languages. The introduction is for the parent, the book for the young girl. Readers will be comforted with honest, sensitive, non-judgmental straight talk on the body's changing size and shape, breasts, the reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, body hair, puberty in boys, and much more. This expanded Third Edition addresses questions raised in the thousands of letters sent by kids to the authors over the years. Material new in this edition includes advice on "female athletic syndrome," on how to handle "unwanted attention" because of early development; information on body types, eating right, exercising, anorexia and bulimia; expanded sections on when a girl will begin puberty, more detail about the stages of development, and crucial information on AIDS, STDs, and birth control appropriate for this age. Filled with illustrations, anecdotes, and stories of real-life experiences, The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls is a comprehensive puberty education and health book for all young girls from ages 8 to 15.

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User Review  - gummiesrus - Overstock.com

Very informative, my daughter and I have been reading through this together. I got this book because she kept asking me questions so I thought it was time to start sharing information with her. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kellie - Goodreads

The girls in my daughter's class were given this book as part of their human development lessons. (The boys were given the boys' version). It is very thorough and informative without being overly ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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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