So what positive body conscious and honest books for say a mature 10 and up would you recommend? I am not looking for sex books really, I am looking for body changes, becoming a woman, menses, breasts, etc.
Anyway, yeah I really liked the Judy Blume books when I was younger... like I said, they are probably way outdated now in certain respects, but I don't recall it being presented in a shameful way (growing up etc)... Also, I never felt like I was being talked "down" to...
that looks like just the book I was looking for! I found it at www.attachmentscatalog.com
instead ( I just can't bring myself to buy from anyone who sells sea sponges for menses!)
I remember enjoying the Judy Blume books aswell. I've bought "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret?" for her, as Margaret is her name but she's not interested as it doesn't involve Harry Potter.
The emotions one actually helped her solve her aggressive behavior toward her brother.
I think sometimes it helps to get the information from a more "formal" source than a parent or family member. It makes it seem more official and some kids really like that.
Welcome to baby Fiona with a giant omphalocele, 6/17/10!
We also like the American girl ones.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
Originally Posted by NiBeKa
You could check out the American Girl section in the book store. My dd has The Care and Keeping of Me. She has refers to it quite frequently. There are a couple more including a journal type book for the same topics with different quizzes, etc. My dd loves all quizzes in books and mags . Also there is one about friendships. ENJOY
I think it is a very healthy look at sexual, emotional, and physical development that occurs during puberty. It discusses boys and girls; hetero adn homosexuality; family planning (including abstinence and birth control); masturbation; STDs; and healthy lifestyle choices --exercise, food, etc. It discusses relationships and feelings, as well as the scientific explanations for what is going on with the developing teen body. I really think it's a great book.
Oh, and I was wondering too: what's wrong with sea sponges?
seeing as how my oldest girl is 3 until my neice came last week and shes 8 i have not given much thought to this however with DD8 and DS10(nephew) i think i need to brush up on my skills.
i dont know what type of relationship you and DD have but how about some relaxing time where you and she read books together, either out loud during a 'story time' or you both read a book and then discuss it in a week, kinda like a mini book club?
even my older kids like when we read together. i do have to admit its helped with my relationship with my 8 yr old. i can see a real difference in the past week.
also id recommend checking out your library, usually the youth librarians are very VERY helpful in this area. and last year i went to a presentation by Planned parenthood called "talking to your kids about sex" you could try to call your local PP chapter and see what they recommend. I know ours has 'mom daughter' and 'father son' group sessions that are kid friendly and give the parents insight to the kids world as well.