I’ll bet many of us have had this thought when we reflect back to our puberty experience. I am always intrigued when I teach small groups of girls about puberty and notice that their mothers are rapidly taking notes for themselves!
From the time our young daughters enter puberty, through their pregnancies, and then into perimenopause, understanding
how hormones are affecting their body is essential. As women, we want to be fully aware of what is going on in our bodies. Understanding the changes initiated by hormones can reduce the frustration and fear some of us feel.
Let’s get off to a great start with our daughters!
My new book, I’m a Girl – Hormones!, teaches young girls the concepts that no one taught us. It provides all of the information that she will need about hormones like estrogen and progesterone and their awakening of the reproductive system during puberty. This book is recommended for girls 10 years of age and older, but even if your daughter has already started having her period, it will be a great resource for her.
While reading my book, your daughter will learn about what is happening in her body each week of the menstrual cycle. I also explain how to take care of herself during her period. When I ask moms their most unpleasant memory of puberty, just about every one mentions the day they tried to put in a tampon. Although not every young girl wants to use a tampon, I have included a detailed description of how to insert one when she is ready.
I’m a Girl – Hormones!, is fun to read as you follow along the storyline of three young girls learning from Dr. M. It’s also practical. You can be confident that this book will be exactly what your daughter needs to understand her changing body during puberty.