Managing Puberty, Social Challenges, And (Almost) Everything
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By Trevor Romain ©2011.
Managing Puberty, Social Challenges, And (Almost) Everything: A Video Guide for Girls - DVD is for girls nearing or going through puberty and focuses on building girls' knowledge, confidence and self-esteem. It’s appropriate for any girl, but is especially helpful for young women diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or autism requiring support, or for girls who are naturally shy. Advisors for the videos content include parents, psychologists, teachers, counselors, autism education experts, an OB-GYN doctor, and most importantly, girls. The program is divided into chapters, so parents and professionals can choose which subjects to share based on the stages of development of the girl:
Introduction: Compares media images of girls and woman to reality and offers an overview of the DVD's segments.
Puberty: Uses anatomical drawings to demonstrate how male and female bodies change during puberty and why. Explains pregnancy, conception and birth.
My Body: Discusses how girls can work to keep their bodies healthy with a good diet, regular exercise and enough sleep and offers detailed information about dealing with menstrual periods.
My Mind: Explains how puberty hormones can affect a girl's thoughts and emotions and suggests ways to maintain a positive attitude.
Being Social: Demonstrates how to act to meet people and establish friendships. Discusses how studying behaviors, using mentors and practicing social skills can help girls develop the ability to think in social terms.
Fashion Sense: Offers advice on following fashion trends to help girls relate to others while being unique individuals.
Dating: Describes how finding someone to date is similar to making friends, with some important twists. Explains appropriate dating behaviors and how a parent or mentor can help girls establish "touching rules" for their dates.
Understanding Sexuality: Helps girls understand there is no hurry to begin having sex and explains some of things a woman should carefully consider first. Describes how having sex just one time can start a pregnancy and explains birth control and how women can avoid contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Explains what being gay means. Prepares girls to deal with the sexually-oriented language and images they are likely to be exposed to in today's world.
Staying Safe: Describes techniques girls can use to minimize risks and dangers when they are away from home or using social media.
My Future: Explains how to learn the life skills girls need to live independently and how to prepare for a career they'll enjoy. (DVD; Runtime: 80 minutes)