Each section ends with an article called Body Talk. These are like Letters to the Editor where girls share concerns they have and the book addresses them. It brings up topics like breast size, eating disorders, acne and cold sores. These snippets are short and provide a great jumping off point for parents. After you read a Body Talk excerpt together, you can ask your daughter questions like, "What do you think about this? Have you heard about other girls acting in this way or expressing this concern? What can you do in a situation like this? What could you do if a friend started saying she was too fat?"
This book can be read as a whole, although not in one sitting. There is too much information in here to properly digest. Or you can skim through the index and read the topics that are interesting or a concern to you at the time. I think a 10-year-old could easily read and understand it. Chicklette is six right now so some of the material is over her head or too hard to understand, but that allows us to sit and talk about it. Through talking about it, we can explain our values also.
We can express our belief that our bodies are not evil. They are blessings given us by God to experience this life and to learn and grow. We are grateful for bodies and we are grateful for the ability we have to create children. I have really enjoyed reading through this book and Chicklette has also enjoyed reading it with her daddy. Even the boys listen in, which I think is great. They should learn about girls' bodies too so they can respect them.
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