My daughter turned 10 today and we are entering the dark abyss of what could be tough conversations about her changing body. I want to teach her to make the right dietary choices, explain that growing hair under her armpits, teach her about hygiene and teach her to know what to expect when she’s not expecting all these changes to transpire at some point in the next few years. There are also social pressures and situations that could impact her body image and self-esteem and I want her to understand and take them full on when they occur.
When I got a copy of American Girl’s Care and Keeping of You 2, my daughter and I both locked ourselves up in her room for several nights and snuggled next to each other in her bed to read it. The book is designed for girls 10 and up and addresses physical transformations and emotions that girls face when they hit puberty. Some of the topics were a bit much for my daughter, like menstruation which she’s not very ready to think about, but other topics were of interest. Her body is rapidly changing and she was curious about bras, growth, pimples and hormones. Some of it was over her head but the discussions were good and healthy and the book’s content is dealt with tastefully. We may have to pick it up next year and have a re-read!
I’m thrilled to be giving away FIVE copies of the book!
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Disclosure: I was not compensated to run this giveaway, but I was provided with a copy of the book. However, all opinions expressed are my own.