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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up


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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

About the Author

Anita Naik (Author) 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 www.anitanaik.co.uk.Sarah Horne (Illustrator) 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.


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 *

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