Blossom and Bloom
Girls will face many obstacles as they grow into their bodies and identities-false narratives in the media, peer pressure and judgment, and confusion with the process their bodies are going through. But there is an easier path-through intentional and open conversations.
In, Blossom and Bloom: Tips for Talking to Your Tween Daughter About Puberty, Dr. Cecilia Banga, a board-certified OBGYN, aims to help daughters and their parents communicate more openly about the journey from puberty to womanhood. Covering body changes from breast development and periods to the often-awkward conversations surrounding sex, Dr. Banga guides parents of pubescent blossoms to tackle these topics so that their daughters feel more confident asking questions and growing with their bodies.
Exploring options for regulating menstrual periods and including instructions for performing a home breast self-exam, Blossom and Bloom was written to be an educational guidebook to foster communication during the most formative years of a girl’s life.