any suggestions on a puberty book for a 9 year old girl

Nichole - posted on 05/15/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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does anyone have any sugestions on a good book about explaining puberty to children? my 9 year old has been asking alot of questions and i would like to talk to her about what happens when she starts her period but would feel better about it with a easy to understand book for her and i to read together ...

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Leah - posted on 05/29/2011

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"The Care and Keeping of You", it's an American Girl book. It goes into puberty and changes in the body, but nothing at all about sex ed. My daughter loved it, she is 9, and she looked at it alone, and we also read it together.

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Grisell - posted on 08/08/2011

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I gave my 9y/o DD "The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls" by Valories Lee Schaefer. Is part of the American Girl book collection. Is not a very long book (104 pags) and is full of diagrams and pics with an easy everyday language (English for my DD is her second language and haven't had any trouble reading it). At least in my case, the reading of this book had open a new communication channel. After she reads a chapter she comes to me and tell me what she reads and ask questions about it. Not all questions are easy to answer, but I think those honest "mom-daughter" conversations around this book are good for both.

Justine - posted on 05/23/2011

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A really good book for pre teens is called What's happening to me. I don't remember who the arthor is sorry. the book has been around for years... I read it as a kid and both my 8 & 9 year old read it...

Nichole - posted on 05/15/2011

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ive tried explaining some things to her but she didnt get some of it and it just didnt realy seem to make her feel any different at the end of my expalining it...i was looking for a book for a child around her age..i would deff read it 1st and then go over the chapters with her that i want her to know about....potty training was alot easier then the pre puberty :) stuff

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a book is a good idea but may have things in it that you dont want her to know yet/ sit down and type up your own little book. you and her can read it together and you can type it the way she would understand it. YOU are the best source of information for that. just keep it fun and a light hearted atmosphere.

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