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Recommendations for books and magazines for 10 year old

post #1 of 7
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Hello,

 

My DD was just shown a video about puberty and sex this past week.  I was pretty ignorant about this happening at this age.  Are there any book suggestions regarding puberty geared toward a 10 year old?  I was planning  to get a copy of Our Bodies OUrselves but I feel she is not old enough yet.  She is also having a lot of trouble with her group of peer girls at school and fitting in.  Are there any good magazines or books about peer pressure or just being true to herself.  I feel like there are a lot of emotional changes going on and not totally prepared with resources.  I would appreciate any suggestions.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 7
I have so many suggestions. I have a daughter who turned 11 a couple of months ago, and here's what we've had:

It's Perfectly Normal. (The one for kids a bit younger, "It's So Amazing," is good too.) Everything anyone could want to know about puberty. It's on the liberal side, as a warning in case liberal isn't your thing.
The Care And Keeping of You (an American GIrls book.) Has lots of information on new hygiene needs.

As for magazines, I like New Moon Girls. It's great for that age, and might be good for the peer issues. You can find out about it at newmoon.com.
post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I just ordered New Moon.

post #4 of 7

5th grade? That's when they usually cover puberty/sex in school. I also found the American Girl book good. 

post #5 of 7
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It is 4th grade and she just turned 10 on Wednesday.  I just got caught off guard with life regardless of the norm.  Thanks for the suggestions.

post #6 of 7

I also recommend American Girl's "The Care and Keeping of You". American girl is also a good magazine, and I think there's one called "Girls Life" or something...I don't know if those are still around, it's what my sister read when she was that age.

post #7 of 7
The Care and Keeping of You 2 just came out. I just got it for my daughter and she really likes it. She also likes the first one.
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