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perfect, written in language a pre-teen understands!!
on 8 September 2013
I bought this book along with two others, 'Dr Christians guide to growing up' & 'amazing you' ; and altogether these 3 books have covered things well
With an 8 year old daughter and a family history of starting periods early, I wanted to tell my daughter what happens but was understandably cautious of giving too much information too soon, (a lot of books discuss sex in detail which I don't think she's ready for yet - I have not allowed her to freely read Dr Christians book yet!)
This book is very well written and I felt it was age appropriate. My daughter commented; 'mum it's like someone is talking to me and not like reading a story'.
The book covers what periods are; why women have them; being prepared (for getting them); the book also mentions health and exercise; a bit about friendships and feelings and about the fact that boys and girls may tease you.
The writing style was what stood out most for me; everything is written as though your best friend is having a casual chat with you (and you are both aged 8-12).
After briefly looking at the book together (and having discussed what happens) my daughter decided to read the book properly herself; she has regularly reported back to me with the new things she has learned and asked ' MUM did you know this?' :-)
I recommend this book and am so glad books like this are available; I wish I'd had something like this to read when I was young!!