Synopses & Reviews
According to Girlology, knowledge is power -- or more specifically -- Girl Power! By educating teen girls about their bodies and the opposite sex, this book gives them dignity, confidence and girl power to build their goals, beliefs and future.
Girlology is for girls and about girls; it's not your typical sex-ed experience. It offers a powerful message based on helping girls get the facts, form their own opinions based on personal values, and apply these to everyday life. In this entertaining, fun and factual life-lesson book for adolescent girls, Drs. Holmes and Hutchison tackle the big issues facing middle school and high school girls today. This book presents straight talk about friendships, parents, sex, sexuality, teen relationships, media influences, values and decision making without being preachy or dull and scientific.
Girlology is for the young teen reader (age 9-14) with the facts girls need to know told in the voice of a best girlfriend; Girlology has chapters like, Where Have all the Normal Parents Gone? After counseling thousands of teens, the authors expertly relate to the feelings that teen girls have as they learn to survive with social clicks, boys and the changes in their own bodies.
Ultimately, the authors teach the girls to have Girl Power, which they define as: Getting to know your mom Becoming empowered by your potential Learning how to use your Girl Power to figure out your values, belief and self-confidence. Demystifying peer pressure, boys and teen language Understanding your body Understanding what threatens the health of your body Understanding sex, puberty and pregnancy Knowing the difference between sex and intimacy; love and lust
Thisguide speaks out to teen girls, in language and a voice they understand; counseling on everything a teen girl would want to know -- or as a teen would say stuff that matters. By teaching teen girls about their bodies and sex, Girlology teaches them about themselves.
Girl stuff. Periods. Sex. Boyfriends. Cranky parents. Friends who used to be enemies, and geeks who are now friends. And what is going on with the body? What do all these changes mean, and why don't they happen to all girls the same way at the same time?
These are timeless questions for teenage girls, but as each generation of preteens and teens faces different cultural and societal changes and stresses, older guidebooks—while still valid in terms of information offered—read as outdated. This book, with its friendly, blunt-yet-calm approach, offers the teen girls of the generation some clear answers to all those questions and more. The authors, one of whom is a pediatrician and the other an OB/GYN, are both mothers of daughters, giving them a wide variety of perspectives on the adolescent body and mindset.
Countering trends of girls feeling inferior or insecure, the authors use Girlology to urge girls to develop Girl Power: developing control and confidence by understanding the process of change, both emotional and physical, as it affects not only the reader, but the her friends and family as well. The book's frank discussion of female body parts and how they change during puberty, as well as how they function during sex, provides diagrams and straightforward language to answer questions that teens may be too afraid or embarrassed to ask. Terminology is clearly explained, from mundane topics such as body hair removal, to mysterious ones such as sexual organs.
Yet the book also urges girls to trust their mothers (who have likely been through most of these emotional and physical quandaries themselves) rather than trying to face these changes alone. The authors encourage girls to learn how to assess what kind of person they want themselves to be, as well as what kinds of people they really want as friends, beyond the superficial popularity roles.
The highlight of this book is its friendly approach and its "hey, really, this is all normal" tone. It's non-threatening and informative in terms preteens and teens can clearly understand, and provides clear information about the risks of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as the emotional devastation caused by boyfriends and disloyal girlfriends. If anything, the book verges on too cheerful at times, but that is a minor fault in a book that provides so much excellent information in a readable way.
Today's preteen and teen girls can use all the help they can get, and Girlology is an excellent resource for those wanting information, solace, and help.
-Forward Magazine, October 2005 Amy C. Rea
By educating teen girls about their bodies and the opposite sex, this book gives them dignity, confidence, and girl power to build their goals, beliefs, and future.
The ultimate straight-talk book for teen girls (ages 11 & up)
According to Girlology, knowledge is power-or more specifically-Girl Power! Whether you believe it or not, there's a lot more to know about the body and the opposite sex. This book will give you confidence and girl power to build you goals, beliefs and future.
In this book you will find straight-talk about:
* Teen relationships
* Media influences
* Decision making
And it does it without being preachy, dull and scientific. Think about it, couldn't you use a little Girl Power to deal with everything in your life?!
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About the Author
Melisa Holmes, MD, an ob-gyn and mother of three girls, is a nationally recognized expert in the area of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and has also been named among the Best Doctors in America. She has been providing healthcare to girls, teens, and young adults for over 12 years.Patricia Hutchison, MD, mother of two girls, is a pediatrician with the Medical University of South Carolina in the Adolescent Medicine Department. For over a decade, she has been a constant in the lives of many adolescent girls, and has been named among the Best Doctors in America.