|Monday, 30 April 2007 18:00|
Special Girls’ Business, by Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart (FPA Health and Family Planning NSW, $39.95). One of the special rites of passage into womanhood is menstruation and at this significant time young women need strong, loving support and all of the correct information to help them understand and manage this important regular occurrence.For girls with special needs and their carers, this support and information is crucial, so this book is an excellent starting point and offers a comprehensive resource.
Special Girls’ Business aims to help girls with special needs enjoy learning how to manage their periods.
It comes in large format print and uses engaging, full colour illustrations and clear text to take girls and their carers step-by-step through the process of managing periods.
It includes a section on handy hints for mums, dads, and carers, and another section especially for school staff.
In a similar vein is another especially useful resource book, Sexuality - Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities, by Karen Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger (FPA Health and Family Planning NSW, $52.90).
This book supports parents and carers in accepting their children’s sexual development and encouraging their children to become confidant and aware adults.
Written in a straightforward manner, topics include self acceptance and self esteem, personal values, privacy, appropriate behaviour, abuse and safety, dating and relationships, marriage and parenting. Both books can be purchased on-line at www.fpahealth.org.au or by phoning 02 8752 4307.
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