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#1 Party of 5

Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

My 11 year old daughter is showing signs of puberty and I would like to talk through these changes with her. Give her a book that we can read together about all the changes she can expect.  I don't want graphic details as she's only 11. I just want a simple book which can explain the body changes.

Can anyone recommend anything that they have found useful for their daughter?

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#2 galba

Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:35 PM


'What's Happening to Me' from Usborne Publishing is the one we've been using.  They have a pink one for girls and a blue one for boys.  Well written and covers everything they need to know.  



#3 anabh

Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

I love the Kaz Cook one called Girls Stuff, it is like the bible of change but also touches on peer pressure, bullying, drugs etc.

#4 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

We have the Secret Girls/Boys business books at home. My eldest is 7 but when he started asking questions of where babies came from I decided to get books on hand for any questions.

http://www.secretgb.com/products

http://www.secretgb.com/secret-girls-business

Eta the special secret girls business book looks like it could even be helpful for NT kids too with simple text and lots of pictures.

All books on website have example PDF pages to download.

Edited by lsolaBella, 05 March 2013 - 07:55 PM.


#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

This is a good one we've been using

http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/html/.../217531/uid/137



#6 SophTheMotherLoad

Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (galba @ 04/03/2013, 05:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
'What's Happening to Me' from Usborne Publishing is the one we've been using.  They have a pink one for girls and a blue one for boys.  Well written and covers everything they need to know.


I second that. It's written perfectly for my naive nine year old.  original.gif

#7 CaSPer79

Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

Agree about "What's happening to me". I bought it for DD last year and we read it together and I asked any questions she had.
She still has it by her bed and reads it sometimes.

#8 jofisk

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

With DD1 we used Special Girls Business and Secret Girls Business.  She found these books very good and she was able to read these herself.  DD2 has started reading these over the last 6 mths or so, see that she is 11 next week. DD2 has asked a few questions from reading Secret Girls Business.


#9 Julie3Girls

Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

I bought a few - kaz cooks Girls Stuff, Puberty Girl  and Teen Talk (Girl Talk).

DD1 has looked through all of them. The one she was found the best was Puberty girl ... it's probably the "youngest" one I guess.  Covers all the body changes etc, some friendship stuff, but doesn't get overly into relationships, drugs etc.
Teen talk was the second fav.
A lot of stuff in Girls Stuff was a bit old for her yet.

#10 jdl

Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE (~*Twilight~Zone*~ @ 06/03/2013, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bought my daughter Puberty Girl.  Seemed quite modern at the time and had all the 'lingo' in it.  Not sure how it would compare to today's books though.


Hi, I also gave my daughter Puberty Girl - she also has 'What's happening to me?" and 'Where did I come from" which are funny but Pub. Girl was really good on things like explaining how to cope with odd things, like for eg vaginal discharge - -I know for myself (TMI ALERT) I am a real discharger - no STIs or anything,  let's just say I'm always in the mood blink.gif - and I would have  liked to know earlier in the piece how to manage it and why it's not a problem. It also has good diagrams of girls'  bodies and a nice design.




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