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.
Lynda Madaras takes seriously the questions asked over the years in her sex education class and gives accurate, detailed answers.—School Library Journal
These gender-specific titles take a modern and easygoing approach to puberty....explains everything in a readable and reassuring style.—VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates
A valuable guide for any parent who is looking for a positive way to approach the subject of sexuality.—Charlotte News Observer
I already feel much more confident about answering my 7-year-old daughter's questions as they arise in the years to come.—Excerpt from a letter to Lynda Madaras
Your book is just fantastic; absolutely excellent...I couldn't believe you, a mom, knew this stuff.—Excerpt from a fan letter to Lynda Madaras
About the Authors:
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.
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.