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Chill Out & Stop Making This Weird:

A Girl’s Survival Guide Extraordinaire

#1 NEW RELEASE: in Children’s Health & Maturing Books on Amazon

The audio book is now live on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon

Actress Kyle Richards, “Witty, coming of age/survival guide. Great for young girls & girl moms!”

Maddie thought trying to survive the last day of the puberty unit at school was going to be her biggest challenge until the question dropped from the sky like an atomic bomb hitting the lunch table. “Maddie, have you had your period yet?”

Maddie always resorted to humor with a dash of sass to get through every awkward moment, but suddenly being clueless and braless wasn’t so funny.

Will the lovable and confused Maddie endure one.more.day of menstruation talk? A bra fitting? And pass the puberty test or will she have to take the class all over again in the summer with Zach?

Isn’t there a puberty survival manual filled with step-by-step instructions on how to endure this baffling life experience? Where’s one when you desperately need one?

Internationally read by teens globally.

About the Author

Kelly’s love for teaching was fueled for over two decades by her student’s daily supply of humor, wit, and their unbridled quest to understand the mysteries of life.

She was unable to find light-hearted, relatable books for her students that addressed complex topics such as menstruation and puberty.

Chill Out & Stop Making This Weird: A Girl’s Survival Guide Extraordinaire was written to fill that void and provide a framework to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence through a fun-loving character who is sharing the same journey.

Stay tuned for her next book as the same protagonist addresses the complexities of divorce with the powerful and authentic voice of Maddie.

Note to Parents & Teachers:

This book is appropriate for late elementary and for middle school students. It is a gift of pubescent education presented in a light hearted, modern and relevant format. This book emphasizes the importance of parent communication and the power of understanding their bodies. Remove the awkward and replace it with a protagonist’s voice infused with connecting and authentic power that educates and builds community on a platform which aligns with National Health Standards. Let’s champion young women.

A DISCUSSION section at the back of the book is provided to facilitate conversation between parents and children or for teachers to use as a novel study.

A portion of each book sold will be donated to Days for Girls International. ​It is a nonprofit organization that brings greater dignity, knowledge, and health to more than 2.5 million women and girls in 144+ countries. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all girls and women.

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