If you have been following my blogs, you know that I encourage parents of boys to begin teaching them about their body as early as possible.
Being kept at home, away from friends, with limited fun things to do is very difficult for adolescents. These ideas take very little planning and will certainly be encouraging for everyone.
Don’t be surprised if your adolescent son starts describing really risky activities he is planning to do. Things like jumping off of high places into the water, scary skateboarding jumps he’s perfecting … the list goes on and on. From the time he’s around 12-years-old until later in his teens, he is experiencing a rapid change in his brain. You’ll notice changes in his emotions and his ideas. You can’t change what’s happening up there, but you can be informed and use it to your advantage in some ways.
When your child was very young, it was your job to guide their choices and strongly impress your opinion upon them. That was the right thing to do.
One of the most important reasons I wrote my series of books for boys, and separately for girls, is to educate them about reproduction. From the first book written for 5-7 years old, through the next four books, I am carefully guiding their learning to achieve my mission.