The Girls' Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years

by Terri Couwenhoven

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Overview

Here's a book just for girls beginning a new phase of their lives! This appealing and easy-to-follow guide for girls with intellectual disabilities is an introduction to the physical and emotional changes they'll encounter during puberty. Written on a third-grade reading level for preteens or young teenaged girls to read by themselves or with a parent, it's filled with age-appropriate facts, realistic illustrations and photos, icons, and a Q&A. The Girls' Guide to Growing Up advises girls about their changing bodies, privacy issues, and how to feel their best, including:

- What is puberty?
- Body changes (height & shape, breasts & bras, body hair, skin & blemishes, body odor)
- Emotional changes (moodiness & handling your feelings, sexual feelings & what to do
about them, flirting do's & don't's)
- Periods (what to expect, using a pad)
- Hygiene (keeping face & body clean, showering, using deodorant)
- Privacy, safety & social appropriateness (private parts, rules for who can touch you &
when, rules for touching others, what to do if you feel unsafe)

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up is written by an experienced sex educator who specializes in working with people with intellectual disabilities and who is also the author of the popular Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality. Parents, physicians, schools, and support groups will want to share this encouraging book with girls to help answer their questions about puberty and reassure them it's all part of growing up.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606130261
Publisher: Woodbine House
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Terri Couwenhoven, M.S., is an AASECT certified sexuality educator who specializes in working with people who have intellectual disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. She is the author of Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals and other publications. When she is not teaching, she is Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic of Wisconsin at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Terri has two daughters, her oldest has Down syndrome.

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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! My daughter and I first read it together, than she read it out aloud 2 times to me and her grandmother---She became the teacher asking us the questions! Any parent with a daughter with special needs should have this book---a great resource and written clearly, yet totally informative.