What happened to my baby girl? It only seemed like yesterday I was frantically chasing my toddler tornado around shopping centres and parks. Today, I’m looking at a young lady who is hurtling towards the pre-teen years.
The questions have begun. We’ve had THE talk. She’s navigating the world of primary school friendships. She’s growing up. As much as I’m not ready to be the mum of a pre-teen, I know there’s no escaping it. I’m keen to learn as much as I can in preparation.
I purchased a copy of Girl Stuff 8 – 12 recently and it’s a great start. Girl Stuff 8 – 12 is billed as “your real guide to the pre-teen years”. This book is not written for adults. It’s target audience is pre-teens although it’s also a handy read for parents. The book is like a friend and talks about all the things that a girl might feel embarrassed to talk to anyone else about. Girls reading this won’t get ambushed with anything too technical or boring. It’s a funny and extremely informative read, complete with cartoons and quotes from real girls (more than 4000 girls filled out a quiz for the author).