For Girls Only
By: Terri Shearer Trenchard
Published: February 22, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
As the mother of a 9-year-old girl, I found this book to be quite helpful in having those difficult and uncomfortable conversations. This is a book the parent can read, one that you can read with your daughter, and one that your daughter can read on her own. The book covers all those body and emotional changes as girls grow up into young women. The author uses language familiar to young girls and easily explains the terms used by grown ups.
This books hits on topics such as bra buying, acne, menstruation, body odor, and shaving. She also discusses those heavy emotional ups and downs including self-esteem and peer pressure. The book also explains the process of making a baby and is a chapter you definitely want to read along with your daughter. This book is fun and makes having these important conversations with your daughter much more approachable and less embarrassing for your daughter.
I especially appreciated the pages focused on "Tude" or attitude and the acronymn "DRAMA", These parts of life can be just as difficult to manage as the physical changes are for the girls. Having a little fun and plainly talking about the issues girls can face when dealing with other girls gives you a perfect way to encourage conversation. Terri's 5 Step process for steering clear of the drama are lessons moms can use as well.
Terri first wrote a book for boys called BORK REVEALS THE REAL DEAL ABOUT THE FACTS OF LIFE. You can find that book, HERE.
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