When Girl Lux was getting started we read a lot of books that provided helpful information about girls who were going through early stages of puberty. One of our favorite books we used during our research was American Girl’s The Care and Keeping of You collection. The series is written by pediatrician and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Cara Natterson and the books cover sensitive issues about our changing bodies with simple but cute and informative illustrations. This collection is DEFINITELY something we wish we had when we were at that age!
Fast-forward to September 2015 and American Girl is releasing a wonderful new series that is specifically written for moms and daughters and the tricky conversations that can take place during a daughter’s tween and early teen years. The collection, titled, The Care & Keeping of Us: A Sharing Collection for Girls and Their Moms
, is a follow-on by Dr. Natterson to the company’s 2013 book The Care & Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls
The Care and Keeping of Us is a continuation of the information highlighted in Dr. Natterson’s previous books. But what we love MOST about this new collection is that it not only engages daughters, but moms too. The books include tips and advice for how to go about having some of the tricky conversations that come up as daughters grow. They emphasize teamwork between mothers and daughters, even at times when it’s sometimes hard to talk about sensitive topics. American Girl’s website describes the collection:
This [collection] includes twin books, one for girls and one for moms, filled with dozens of how-to-say-it scripts to get the conversations going. These scripts give girls the words to talk about all the big topics from body basics, hygiene, and healthy habits to friends, first crushes, clothing, and more. And mom’s book gives her the actual words to respond to her girl’s questions, as well as scripts to initiate important conversations with her daughter. Plus, a sharing journal lets both moms and girls jot down thoughts, memories, and questions.
The Care and Keeping of Us is a wonderful resource for our Girl Lux girls and moms. We are so happy that there are more books and resources out there to help mothers and daughters talk about bodies, periods, and puberty in a way that is sensitive, fun and creative – all wrapped up into one series!
Checkout www.americangirl.com to order your copy today and be sure and let us know what you think!
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Director of Communications