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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up By Anita Naik

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up

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A sensitively written, friendly guide to growing up, specifically aimed at younger girls.

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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Summary

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up by Anita Naik

A friendly, reassuring and positive 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, and information on how puberty affects boys.

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

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Girls can often feel shy about asking sensitive questions of adults, so this is an excellent book to give them so they can dip into it to get the answers ... topics covered include trying your first bra, dealing with spots, building your confidence and preparing for periods. * Parents In Touch *

About Anita Naik

Anita Naik is a freelance writer and the author of 50 books, as well as being a mum of two. She is currently the agony aunt on Woman's Own magazine, and a contributor to a number of parenting sites, including the Huffington Post, writing about education, bullying, sex education and teenagers. She can be found tweeting @AnitaNaik or at Sarah grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snow drift. She spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Then she decided to be sensible and studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2001. She has illustrated for many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens entitled 'Plantastic Play'. She has also undertaken commission from The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Sarah now specialises in funny, inky illustration and words for children's fiction and picture books. Sarah likes to paint on very big canvas. She loves funny detail, colour, music, dreams and big open spaces. Sarah now works from a studio on a hill in Forest Hill, London.

Table of Contents

  • 1: What is puberty?
  • 2: Hormones
  • 3: Growth and weight
  • 4: Body hair growth
  • 5: Breast changes
  • 6: Skin changes
  • 7: Body sweat and hygiene
  • 8: The changes inside you
  • 9: Periods: what to expect
  • 10: The physical and practical side of menstruation
  • 11: How to cope with periods
  • 12: Self-esteem and body image
  • 13: Feelings and mood swings
  • 14: Sex and babies
  • 15: Boys and puberty
  • 16: Boys have worries too
  • 17: Healthy eating
  • 18: The power of exercise
  • 19: Privacy and your body
  • 20: Contacts and help

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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up by Anita Naik
Anita Naik
Guide to Growing Up
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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