Managing Puberty, Social Challenges, And (Almost) Everything: A Video Guide for Girls - DVD
"THE TALK" just got easier. This DVD for girls nearing or going through puberty builds their knowledge, confidence and self-esteem. The program covers physical, mental and social changes, including clear explanations of menstruation and conception using drawings of the female and male reproductive systems. While appropriate for any girl, it's especially helpful for young women diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or autism requiring support, or who are naturally shy. The video's content advisers 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 with girls based on their stages of development, and answer their questions afterward. Schools will find this a valuable edition to sex education programs.
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 protect themselves from 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.
This DVD offers optional English subtitles.
This preview shows a series of short scenes from the DVD.
The DVD contains a PDF document with a list of books, websites and other resources where girls can find additional information about the topics covered in the program. Placing the DVD in a computer allows you to access the PDF document.
Comment from Parent
Just finished watching with my 13 year old daugher and had to tell you immediately that we loved it! The narrator was perfection, just the right tone and emphasis, and the content was excellent. While I have been educating my daughter since she was about 9, and she was prepared when her period started at 10, this video covered the mechanics of puberty AND the social aspects which we've been teaching piecemeal rather than as a whole. You covered many subjects -- clothing as social communication -- that I've had difficulty getting across. You also addressed much of sexuality that I hadn't yet broached -- and gave us opportunity for continued discussion. THANK YOU! We had borrowed the video from a friend, but are immediately buying our own copy to keep for reference. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!