For the Savvy Teenage Girl
We are often asked to recommend books for older girls who may have already experienced a couple of years of periods. We are happy to have found one to pass on to you – Cycle Savvy by Toni Weschler, MPH. The book is subtitled The Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body and the book delivers with chapters on ‘Your Amazing and Awesome Body’, ‘How to Observe and Chart Your Cycle’, and ‘Now That You Know: From Cycle Savvy to Sex Smart’. The Appendixes cover additional information that will help teenagers navigate the world of birth control and sexually transmitted infections. Although these topics may be uncomfortable for parents to broach, they are still very important and necessary for girls to know. A favorite saying in our household has always been ‘knowledge is protection’ especially where personal health and safety are concerned. You may read more about the book and the author here.