Item description for Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen's Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body by Toni Weschler...
Overview A reference for teen girls provides real-world advice about adolescent biological cycles, discussing the hormonal process that takes place in a girl's body on a day-by-day basis while addressing such questions as the role of stress in periods and the facts about cycle regularity. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Should I be concerned if my cycles are rarely 28 days? Why do I often feel so emotional before my period? And how can I know when my period's really going to start?
If you're a teenage girl, you've probably asked yourself these questions and many more. Now Cycle Savvy has the answers that will help you understand what is really happening with your body on a day-to-day basis. It's the first book specifically designed to teach young women about the practical benefits of charting their cycles. Explore the fascinating world of ovulation, fertility, and why you even have periods at all And learn all about the body signals, mood changes, and other signs that accompany your cycle. With charming illustrations, fun brainteasers, confidence builders, sample charts, and first-person tales of experiences that every girl can relate to, Cycle Savvy takes the mystery out of your amazing body.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0060829648 ISBN13 9780060829643
Availability 0 units.
More About Toni Weschler
Toni Weschler, MPH, is a nationally respected women's health educator and speaker and the author of Cycle Savvy, a book for teenage girls about their bodies. A frequent guest on television, Internet, and radio shows, she lives in Seattle, Washington.
Toni Weschler currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington. Toni Weschler was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen's Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body?
All Teen Girls Should Have this Empowering Book Mar 7, 2007
If only this book had been around when I was a teen! Great, solid information shared in a straight forward way that will assist young girls in getting past the hypersexualization that they face today and move into a core of true self respect and self esteem. This book is a blessing.
Life-long Reproductive Health=Education Feb 21, 2007
As a physician specializing in fertility, I see a lot of chronic reproductive health problems (and their devastating consequences)in my adult patients that could have been prevented if the patient had been provided with quality reproductive education as a teenager. This book provides the information young women need to make decisions at a young age that will impact their health across the lifespan. Thank you, Toni for making my job easier and for preserving the reproductive health of the next generation.
Dr. Susan Carr
May not be appropriate if your teen is choosing abstinence Feb 17, 2007
I own Toni's first book, "TCOYF" and it completely changed the way I look at my body and my cycles. So I was thrilled that she came out with this book for teens. I purchased it with the intent of giving it to my younger sister, but after reading it; I have decided to return it.
What I loved: The first two parts (Cycle Smart and Cycle Signals) cover all the basics on the female body that I guarentee your kids will never hear about in school. :) Toni discusses the different stages in a woman's cycle, including charting your fertility signs to help understand your body. The book is very well put together with fun illustrations and page layouts. The writing is smart and fun, and very easy to read. This book does not teach FAM as a means of birth control. In fact, I was hopeful after reading the following in the introduction: "...this book is no more a sex-education manual than it is a primer on tampons."
What I didn't love: The third part of the book (Cycle Solutions) has a chapter called "From Cycle Savvy to Sex Smart" that seemed to contradict this statment in the intro. I will conceed that from a world/secular standpoint, this chapter is presented in a very balanced way. Most of the chapter is filled with stories of teenage girls' experiences with sex. The stories cover the spectrum, from "I had sex as a teen and regret it every day" to "I waited for just the right time with my boyfriend" and everything in between. If you or your daughter are proponents of abstinence, you will definitely want to look over this chapter before buying.
From a Christian standpoint, the information presented in this chapter is completely incongruent with what the Bible teaches. As much as I love Toni and everything she has done to empower women, and as much as I loved everything else about this book, this one chapter was enough for me to return it.
great for daughters Jan 11, 2007
I bought this for my teenage daughter having read the author's first book and having listened to her on local radio. I did not force the book on my daughter but simply left it on the table. I've watched my daughter pick it up and read from time to time and I can see she is absorbed at times. The book has a huge amount of biological science written into it yet the diagrams are illustrative of the concepts making it easier to read. We don't talk much about the topic but I am certain it is making a difference in my daughter's awareness which can only help me as a parent.
Perfect Gift For High School Girls Nov 30, 2006
I highly recommend this book as the perfect gift for high school girls. It is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about your body, with the biological information entertainingly presented in conversational language, broken up by fun illustrations, charts, and thought-provoking personal anecdotes. After reading it, teen girls will have the vital information they need to make intelligent choices about their bodies, rather than being influenced by peer pressure. With two daughters, I am glad to have this book on our shelf and am recommending it to all my friends! It is the new "Our Bodies, Ourselves" for this generation!!!