Even if they don’t ask about it, boys who are 13+ years old are curious about how puberty is different for girls. They are particularly interested in learning about girls and their periods. They hear their friends who are girls talking about it, but most boys are too embarrassed to ask about it. [Read more…]
Let’s make sure that our 11+ age sons and daughters understand what hormones are and how they are affecting their body now that they are in puberty.
Your 8-10 year old son may feel some confusion when he learns that sperm are made in the testicles and then come out the end of the penis. There isn’t an obvious pathway from one place to the next.
If your daughter is 5-7 years old, this is the best time to begin to teach her about her girl anatomy. She will likely have lots of interesting questions and she won’t be as shy as she might be in just a couple years as she enters puberty.
I put together review groups of young boys to go over my books before I publish them. These are my junior editors. It was so fascinating to listen to their questions as we worked through the content of my book I’m a Boy, How Are Girls Different? They were particularly interested in learning about the menstrual cycle. It was clear to them that their friends who are girls are challenged by their monthly periods.