As you probably know, adolescence is defined as the time of growth between childhood and adulthood. And if you think back on your own adolescent experience, you probably have vivid memories of both the internal and external battles that paved your pathway to maturity. It is during this time that you began to think about how you fit into the world around you; something you probably had not really thought about before as a child. You might also remember wanting your own “space” and the freedom to express your opinions. This was complicated by strange new sexual feelings that threatened your relationships and inspired new ones. By reflecting back upon the confusing and exhilarating memories of your adolescence, you can put yourself in the mindset of your child and understand why your parenting methods might need some fine-tuning to adapt to this time of change in their life. [Read more…]
So much has happened in the past several months and I can’t wait to fill you in on the latest! For one, our book, I’m A Boy: My Changing Body, is now out and focuses on boys ages eight to ten. It provides more detail about boy anatomy and describes the early signs of puberty that appear in this age group.
Probably the most important information that we can give our daughters is an understanding of their female anatomy. Because puberty can start as early as eight years old, your daughter may start noticing changes in her body while she’s still in elementary school. As she matures through puberty, the changes become more profound. Think about how it was for you. If you didn’t have a solid understanding of anatomy, you may have entered your reproductive years and either felt challenged about how not to get pregnant (or how to get pregnant) or uncertain about what was happening to you during pregnancy. Then, perimenopause comes, [Read more…]
Put simply, it’s easier to talk to kids about their bodies when they are young. Talking to a twelve-year-old about their body and talking to a five-year-old is a very different experience, especially if you want to teach them about their boy anatomy or girl anatomy. We all enjoy being around five-year-olds because they naturally ask questions about what they see and feel. This is a great age to introduce the correct terms and functions of relevant body parts. For example, when children ask where the baby is inside the mom, rather than saying the baby is inside of the mom’s stomach, you could say the baby is inside the mom’s uterus. Otherwise, children may be confused about how a baby got inside the stomach when they thought only food goes to the stomach.
When kids are young, you can have a “play date” with friends to teach basic anatomy concepts. [Read more…]
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