When a medical emergency strikes, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care, Revised Edition, gives you all the information you need--quickly, easily, clearly--so that you can make the difference.
Key features include the most up-to-date emergency care information:
¸ the newest CPR positions and techniques to be used on infants, children, and adults
¸ first-aid and lifesaving techniques you can practice so you're prepared when an emergency strikes
¸ injuries, illnesses, and medical emergencies: an alphabetical listing to help you find the information you need quickly
¸ easy-to-follow instructions and clear line drawings that walk you through each step
¸ what happens in the emergency room; knowing when to call your doctor or the hospital and what information to have ready
¸ sports injuries: treatment and recovery, especially for the amateur, school, or weekend athlete
¸ a chart to be filled in for each family member to list medical information, such as allergies and immunizations, to have on hand for emergency situations
¸ a comprehensive index, with complete listings by subject and symptom for fast reference
This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about:
• The male and female body as it changes and matures.
• Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others.
• Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today’s world.
• Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem.
• Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.
Praise for Being a Teen
“A frank and candid resource for adolescents.”—People
“Fonda’s warmth and love for the teen community is evident.”—Publishers Weekly
“Clear, practical, and riveting, Being a Teen cuts away at myth, enhances teens’ self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information. Beautifully organized . . . Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls!”—William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller Real Boys and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
“Being a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know.”—Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence.”—Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of Guyland
“A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today’s teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again.”—The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of From Diapers to Dating
“Detailed, accurate and practical . . . an excellent resource.”—Paul Kivel, author of Boys Will Be Men
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Written by experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control.
Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up.
Information about sex is everywhere. But what you learn from TV, movies, the internet, and friends is not always a healthy or accurate view of sexuality.
Now revised and updated with current facts, Joanna Cole's Asking About Sex & Growing Up is the perfect book to provide answers to questions about sex. Writing especially for preteens, the author uses a question-and-answer format to offer straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.
From the pen of a former abused child, drug addict, womanizing frat boy, and suicidal depressive, comes forth the emotionally stirring account of a young man's battle with crippling inner demons and his eventual road to enlightenment. Peter Greyson calls upon his wisdom as both father and school teacher to gently lead teenage girls through a maze of truth, deception, and adolescent uncertainty. Greyson's literary style sparkles with a youthful enthusiasm that will capture your heart and provide boundless inspiration.
Dear Lilly is a survival guide that offers the brutally honest male perspective to young women struggling for answers to life's deepest questions. Topics include:
Boys lie What every guy wants from his girlfriend Tales from the drug world Everybody hurts High school exposed
Girls’ bodies do the craziest things! They can kick soccer balls and spin perfect pirouettes, or they can trip up the stairs and break out in zits. As you grow and your body goes through some pretty wild changes, you might be wondering things like: Why don’t I look like her? I have to use that? Is this normal? And, Why is this happening to me?
The Ultimate Body Book for Girls answers all those awkward questions you’d rather not ask your mom—at least out loud. Mixing fun with great advice, you’ll learn about bras, boys, periods, pimples, and so much more. Most importantly, you’ll learn that God made you exactly the way he wants you—no matter how weird growing up can be.
Young girls before the onset ofpuberty have a curiosity abouttheir soon-to-be changing bodiesthat needs addressing in a simplerway than for their older sisters. InMadaras’s proven, trust-worthy,friendly voice and style, this entirelynew book now brings them thesame kind of thoughtful, down-toearthinformation—but at a readingand comprehension level that’sjust right for them.
Responding throughout to reallifequestions and observationsfrom younger girls, Madarasexplores the changes that arehappening, or about to happen, tothem, including: the developmentof breasts, body hair, and bodyfat; the changes in their reproductiveorgans, both inside and out;their first period and all the complexfeelings surrounding it; theunwelcome appearance of acneand new body odors; and, perhapsmost important, how to respectand celebrate their unique bodies,even when the outside world isnot always so accepting.
Lively cartoon drawings throughoutmake the book not only helpful,but fun to read, too.
Author and practicing gynecologist Dr. Eve Ashby, offers practical and reassuring answers to the many questions that a girl will have as she enters this often confusing and tumultuous time of her life. A veritable "owners manual" for the young female body, Puberty Survival Guide for Girls deals with the issues of self-image and hygiene in a tactful and supportive manner. In a question-and-answer format, Dr. Ashby approaches a variety of topics, including:
Height and weight spurts
Diet and exercise
Interspersed with quotes and questions from girls Dr. Ashby has met through her medical practice, Puberty Survival Guide for Girls gives voice to the uncertainties faced by adolescent girls. With clear explanations of sensitive and sometimes embarrassing issues, Puberty Survival Guide is an excellent educational tool that will help any young woman gain a better understanding of the changes she will encounter during puberty.
Whether or not you've started seeing the signs of your body changing, this fab book will bring new meaning and understanding to a young girl's tween years. Yes, it can be a confusing and emotional time - but with Puberty Girl by your side, you won't need to go through puberty alone.
Puberty Girl is smart, intelligent, fun, colourful and factual and TELLS IT LIKE IT IS. It talks about the big M, the V word (yep - Vagina!), the period costume, PMS, puberty power and even the B word - breasts! This beautifully illustrated book lets you know what to expect, physically and emotionally, as you tread the path to becoming a woman.
From the Hardcover edition.