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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up

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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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About Anita Naik

Anita Naik is a freelance journalist who has written for magazines including GLAMOUR and RED. She was the agony aunt on JUST 17 and the health columnist on CLOSER magazine. She is currently an editor on the Dove Campaign For Real Beauty website, writing about self-esteem issues for teenage girls and their mothers.

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About Sarah Horne

Jennifer Gray is a lawyer and now writes children's comedy. Her other work includes the Atticus Claw series which has been shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Red House Children's Book Award.

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