Updated for 2017 and following, this edition of Girlology's "There's Something New About You" is the most complete and current guide for girls growing up. Please don't settle for outdated editions.
You're at that age when there is a lot going on. First bras...hair growing on your legs...changing friendships...and periods. Some of it makes you feel embarrassed, some of it makes you want to scream, and some if it makes you want to roll your eyes and crawl under a rock. Welcome to puberty.
Right now you can't imagine how any of this could be fun. But read this book and you can face the weirdness, get over the gross factor, and head into puberty with confidence and knowledge. It's definitely not a boring lecture like you hear in school. And it's not like an embarrassing little chat with your parents. It was written by two female doctors who are moms (and they're pretty funny). In addition to the advice, there are great stories about a cast of characters who are going through the same things you may be: Claire thinks she'll never develop; Lily is embarrassed to shop for her first bra; Riley is mortified when she gets her period at her dad's house; Brianna doesn't know what to say when the boys tease her; and Tess is worried about whether or not she can use a tampon so she can swim in her swim meet.
There's Something New About You will help you make sense of a very confusing time
About the Authors
Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG is a creative soul with an academic mind who is slow to admit she spent a lot of years as a cheerleader. An Atlanta native, Melisa is a graduate of The University of Georgia (with an art degree in drawing & painting), and earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia. Following her Ob-Gyn residency at The Medical College of Virginia, Melisa joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where she held joint appointments in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics.
As a passionate teacher for residents, medical students and her patients, Dr. Holmes was awarded numerous honors for education including the University-wide Educator-Mentor award and a national award from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for patient education. As an excellent clinician respected by her peers, she was also named among the Best Doctors in America.
During her 14 years of clinical practice, she was director of the MUSC Teen Clinic and created a clinic for sexual assault survivors. As a nationally recognized advocate for adolescent health, she has served on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Adolescent Health Care, and worked with National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In addition to co-authoring the Girlology series, she has written numerous scientific papers and text book chapters as well as articles and guest blogs.
Currently, Melisa divides her time between seeing patients as a Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologist at Greenville Health System, growing Girlology and Guyology, and spending time with her husband and three children in Greenville, South Carolina. When she's not in "work" mode, she enjoys painting, cooking, playing with her tween daughter, and getting facetime calls from her college daughters.