The Period Book

The Period Book : Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)

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The essential guidebook for every girl."The Period Book" is a reassuring must-read for every girl about to have her period, and every parent wishing to prepare a daughter for this important milestone. With more than 300,000 copies sold, The Period Book stands out from the pack by specifically addressing younger girls. And with eleven now the average age at which girls get their period, this supportive and practical approach, providing clear and sensitive answers to common questions, is evern more welcome today.The revised edition includes a new introduction for parents and an additional chapter about body image.

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 177.8 x 177.8 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Updated
  • 0802777368
  • 9780802777362
  • 35,683

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About Karen Gravelle

KAREN GRAVELLE the author of Walker & Company's best-selling nonfiction titles "What's Going on Down There?" and "The Driving Book." She lives in Long Island City, New York. DEBBIE PALEN is a professional illustrator from Cleveland, Ohio. When not illustrating, she can be found doing yoga, writing, or reading comics. She has illustrated five books for Walker & Company.

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Before giving this book to my daughter I wanted to read it first to make sure I agreed with the contents. While reading 'A note to Parents' at the very start of the book, one chapter really alarmed me. The specific sentence that stopped me dead in my tracks I will come to but firstly I believe it erroneous to address parents in a book primarily for children, and the publishers/authors should seriously consider making the address to parents a removable section particularly when mentioning issues that children shouldn't have to know about at this stage of their life. The chapter that did it for me starts off saying "For parents the most frightening aspect of adolescence is the decreasing control they have over their child's behavior" and finishes to say " Regardless of how old your daughter is when she begins to menstruate, or how interested she may or may not be in having sex, her first period is likely to trigger your concerns about casual sex, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and rape". OMG! I hadn't been able to agree with much content in this book up until this point but this last sentence is so out of whack I am gobsmacked at it's presence in a book primarily for teenage girls. Why would your daughters first period trigger concerns about rape? Firstly is the perpetrator going to wait until a child has a period? Why connect this very serious concern with having a period? All parents want to protect their children from unknown dangers at all stages of their lives. Why say this? I don't want my daughter thinking that because she gets her period she has more chance of being raped. Out of curiosity there is a slim chance that she might read this section addressed to parents (considering the authors views of decreasing control we have over our child's behavior!) I think it is completely ignorant to draw this picture at this point or any point through out the book. I would not recommend this book unless you enjoy the 'shock jock' more
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