And that last chapter is one that I am so very excited to read to my daughter.
Now, fair warning this book DOES talk about things like genitalia and sex and other various topics that you may or may not feel your child is ready for. Depending on when you are ready to have “the talk” or if you have already have had it, I felt it still important to make you aware of that little detail.
It is all covered in a very scientific way and tastefully but as a mom I figured you may want that heads up so you don’t end up shocking yourself and your kid when you first open the pages. lol.
The one thing that really made me excited to see this book is that it is a book that not only covers many things that some little girls never really feel they can talk about. From what I have seen of it so far Mayim wrote it in such a way that it promotes confidence in who they are. That being a girl means being strong and that we are important, not just because we are pretty but for everything that we contribute.
I think so many little girls grow up in this world of pre-defined beauty that they don’t feel secure in who they are. My daughter recently accidentally shaved off part of her own eyebrow because some YouTube video told her what she needed to do to make her eyebrows on ‘fleek’.
I won’t even get into how much I hate that word.
My daughter is also concerned about her weight a lot lately. She is 10! When I was 10 I don’t remember even CARING what my weight was. But now it seems that the societal pressures are creeping in at an early age. And it terrifies me.