HelloFlo: The Guide, Period. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
From the founder of HelloFlo, a modern and insightful guide to periods and puberty for a new generation
When will I get boobs? Does wearing a tampon hurt? What's the deal with menstrual cups? Seriously, when will I get boobs?
Honest, funny, and unafraid of the messy, real-life facts about a girl's changing body, this is definitely not your mother's puberty book. HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom's mission is to create informed, empowered young women who are unafraid to ask questions and make the best choices for themselves and their bodies. A celebration of women's bodies and all the confusing, uncomfortable, silly, transformative, and powerful changes that occur during puberty.
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 28 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||October 17 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #177,944 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#209 in Children's Books on Personal Hygiene
#255 in Children's Books on Maturing
#3,154 in Growing Up & Facts of Life for Children
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I bought this for a ten year old and after reading it myself, I appreciate the wide range of topics, the honesty and humour. However, I feel the need to rip out the introduction because it is written in a way that will likely scare the ten year old I am gifting it to. I appreciate the honesty but they could have chosen different words to describe heavy menstrual cycles and vaginal discharge. See the description before purchasing.
I think it is a good book to read after covering basic anatomy because it does not really cover basic anatomy.
Overall, I like it. I would suggest reading it before giving it to a young woman. As the book suggests, everybody is different.
First off, the book comes with dozens and dozens of illustrations, which are great for visual aids. Particularly instructive are pictures of breast, vaginas and other parts of the body girls may not ever see or understand well.
The book also discusses the evolution of body image, hygiene and the differences of culture and fashion and how that impacts women over time. It also talks about hormones and how they affect girls during their growth, as well as feelings that may occur as a result of hormones and growing up. There are pages of experts in medicine and psychology who weigh in and speak to certain issues, and personal accounts throughout the book to normalize the feelings and questions girls might have.
Overall, a really good book for girls and a great supplement for parents raising and educating a confident, informed young lady.
Top reviews from other countries
I love the historical context many topics are set in e.g. body hair & shaving trends through history go along side descriptions of different hair removal methods and the firm message that if, when & how you decide to remove any hair is YOUR CHOICE.
Yes, read it through first - you want to be ready to answer follow-up questions, but rest easy - there is nothing unsavoury or unsuitable in this book.
Only point to consider is that it’s written for an American market, so is in US English and some info (like Doctor checkups) are not exactly how things work in other counties, like the U.K. That said it was simple enough to stick a couple of post-it-notes over those bits with the corrected info.
My daughter was really pleased with this book & was eager to share it with her friends & go out to buy a “ready kit” of period protection to keep in her school bag for when the time comes. We’ve had lots of productive conversations off the back of it, and she has remembered information from it and applied it to other circumstances, so I’m well chuffed.