Growing and Changing

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Penguin, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 216 pages
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For more than 15 years, Growing and Changing has been helping kids cope with the transformation from child to adult. This new edition of the popular guide provides authoritative answers to the most frequently asked questions about: Why kids mature at different rates € Stressful family or school situations € Physical, mental, and emotional challenges of adolescence € Sex and health € Body image and eating disorders € Depression € Fitness € Personal grooming € and more.
 

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Contents

What Is Puberty?
1
When Will My Body Start Changing?
6
How Girls Grow and Change
21
How Boys Grow and Change
55
How Tall Will I Be?
69
Your Best Weight
79
Caring for Your Changing Body
108
Your Changing Feelings
137
Coping with the Common Problems of Puberty
164
How to Talk with Your Doctor or School Nurse
184
How to Talk with Your Parents
195
Growing Toward New Discoveries
201
Cool Stuff for Browsing
205
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Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist. A former columnist for Seventeen and a former editor of 'TEEN, she has appeared on "The Today Show," "Oprah," and others.

Charles Wibbelsman, M.D., former "Dear Doctor" columnist for 'TEEN, is a nationally prominent adolescent medicine specialist and chief of the Teen-Age Clinic at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco. Among other media appearances, he has done weekly teen-oriented medical segments for the KRON-TV "Morning Show" in San Francisco.

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