Anyway, I was at my used bookstore and I totally stumbled upon some American Girl books called: A Smart Girl's Guide Series, which I think I will now be calling the "bridge to victory in the battle of parents feeling they are not completely inadequate in the face of their daughters questions!"-- Actually, you know what, the name they came up with is better. It does lead in with smart after all, like if you're reading it you're smart-- good move there.
(And before you ask, these are not to be confused with the novels about the girls...that are then the doll characters with the ultimate line of accessories and cool everything you could every want to play with ever. The books I'm talking about are just made by the same mega corporation because they are seriously somehow all knowing when it comes to the minds of girls…how? I don't know. I'm just glad they are making these books!)
Anyway, the friendship guide, this baby is a lifesaver. It's based around letters and questions that real girls have written in about. It's got helpful info and cartoony illustrations and QUIZZES-- like the seventeen magazine style quizzes (if you said mostly A then… mostly B means…) I LOVED THOSE THINGS! SO MUCH!!
I also picked up the one about getting through sticky situations. I'm keeping this one on my shelf because some of the situations in this book are more the worries of older girls but I've shared a few with Lilac that a relevant for her right now (like: what if your zipper breaks, what if you flunk a test, what if you hate your new haircut, what if you don't get picked for a team, etc.)
I would imagine these are probably available at the library if you'd rather start there. As for me, Lilac is just the first smart girl in this house that will be benefiting from these puppies so I'm gonna have some in our home collection…heaven help me!