It is always interesting to have talks with small groups of girls who have recently started having regular periods. They cautiously make their way into a questioning time about how boys are different. They almost sound like they feel guilty asking me about this.
This is a great anatomy figure from my book, I’m a Boy, My Changing Body. It shows that the testicles are located in a pouch of skin located outside the core of the body. The pouch of skin is called the scrotum.
We often think of teaching our young girls about how to protect themselves from unwanted touching, but our sons are also vulnerable. The 5-7 age group is the time to teach them how to protect themselves.
Coming in the next few weeks is a new book that I am very excited for you to see. It is called I’m a Boy, How Are Girls Different? This book is written for boys who are 13+ years old. The book contrasts how puberty is different for girls than for boys. It is written to prepare your son for the 5th book in the series called I’m a Boy, Sexual Maturity written for 15+ year old boys. [Read more…]
Don’t you think it is interesting that your 11-13-year-old son is suddenly concerned about any little bump he sees on his face?