Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 181 pages
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Girls approaching puberty have lots of questions: How can they get rid of zits? Why do they sometimes feel cranky and scared? Are they "normal"? With a relaxed conversational style, this comprehensive and compassionate guide will help answer those questions and many more--even those that are too scary or embarrassing to ask.

Loaded with information that will help tween girls understand and cope with the physical and psychological changes that go along with puberty, this updated and expanded coming-of-age guide will be shared and read over and over until all those changes don't seem so confusing.
 

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User Review  - groovymamma - LibraryThing

Great resource for the older tweens, chock full of crucial information like the changes taking place outside (acne, breasts, pubic hair), inside (menstruation, sanitary options, toxic shock syndrome ... Read full review

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User Review  - Booklover10123 - Borders

I am a Mom with an eleven year old daughter, and I got this book for her eleventh birthday. It is a great guide to growing up and she learned a lot from it. This book is perfect for pre-teen girls ... Read full review

Contents

Whats Going On on the Outside
4
The Zen of Acne
38
Whats Going On on the Inside
58
Whats Going On with Your Emotions
84
Peer Pressure The Good the Silent the Bad and the Dangerous
118
Protecting Yourself
126
What You Never Wanted Anyone to Know You Want to Know about Sex
134
Many Rivers to Cross
166
Resources for Preteens and Teens
168
Recommended Reading
172
Index
175
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MARGARET BLACKSTONEwrites books about science as well as picture books. She lives in New York City.

ELISSA HADEN GUEST is the author of the Iris and Walter easy reader series. She lives in San Francisco, California.

BARBARA POLLAKhas illustrated several children's books, including her ownOur Community Garden. She lives in San Francisco, California.

While working onGirl Stuff, the authors consulted a gynecologist, two psychologists, a sex educator, a dermatologist, and a pediatric nurse.

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