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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up

by Anita Naik, illustrated by Sarah Horne - £6.99  Hachette Children's Group (Wren & Rook) (2017)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781526360182 | ISBN 10: 1526360187

A friendly and reassuring guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel.
 
Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise.
 
Topics covered:
 
What is puberty?
Your puberty timeline
Breasts and bras
Same age, different stage
Skin changes
Sweat, smells and personal hygiene
Hair in new places
Down there
What are periods?
The practical side of periods
Coping with periods
Sex explained
Making babies
New feelings
Managing your moods
Healthy eating
The power of exercise
Self-esteem and body image
Privacy and your body
Puberty for boys
Boys have worries, too

(Price & availability last checked: August 2017)

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In booklists: Sex, Puberty & Growing Up - Books for Children,
In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Sexuality / Relationships,

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