Suddenly, you’ve got hair sprouting all over your body. Your emotions are out of control. Mom insists on taking you bra-shopping, much to your embarrassment. And the cherry on the cake? A pimple on your nose, right on your BFF’s birthday. Growing up may feel too crazy to handle just now, but seriously, it isn’t that big a deal. You just need to know what’s coming your way.
Book What’s Up With Me? – Puberty, Periods, Pimples, People, Problems and More is precisely that sort of a book, with practical suggestions for coping with the rollercoaster ride of growing up. Tisca Chopra—actor, mother, film director-producer and author—has friendly, sensible and doable ideas on everything from your changing body to pimples and periods, health and hygiene to safety and self-worth, relationships and boys to emotions, and much, much more.
The actor has taken help of the Gynaecologist Dr Mala Arora and Psychologist Malvika Varma to provide young girls with more information about all the things they go through.
This straight-talking book for girls aged eight to thirteen will reassure and spur one to feel super good about themselves as they jump through the hoops of puberty into fabulous adulthood!
(Published with permission of Author Tisca Chopra. Order your copy here.)
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