The Girl Guide book by Marawa Ibrahim is a book for girls that will answer their questions and support them as they grow up.
This is a book for teen girls about their changing body and brain as they grow up. It provides a very broad overview of the changes of puberty and all the social and emotional changes it brings with it. I like this book but I don’t think it should be seen as a puberty book, as it does play it safe and avoids a lot of the reproductive changes that happen or assumes you already have prior knowledge.
So don’t buy this as a first or only book on puberty, as it won’t tell your daughter what changes to expect. It assumes that the reader already knows what sex is but then talks about very early changes of puberty, so I was a little confused about the age range that this book is targeting. The publisher says 8 to 12 year olds but I disagree as there are topics in there that would not interest an 8 year old, let alone a 12 year old. But it is a good book to have on the shelf as it does provide some really positive information about changing bodies and minds.
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The Girl Guide book by Marawa Ibrahim is ideal for children from 13 years of age and older.
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I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.