It helps our sons to have a visual to help them learn new concepts. This is an anatomy figure from my book, I’m a Boy, Hormones! that describes what a hair follicle looks like in the skin.
I am looking for more and more ways to teach our sons about their body. Although the changes during puberty are equally as important to a boy as they are to a girl, it seems that there is not the same emphasis on making sure they are informed.
If your son attended a school-sponsored sexual education presentation in the last couple of months, use what he heard to make sure he understood what was said.
Your adolescent son has maybe questioned in his own mind what happens to a girl each month that results in a period. He sees feminine hygiene ads, hears girls talking about their periods, and he has probably noticed changes in you during the month. It is unlikely that he will ask about it, but if some information came his way, he would appreciate it.
If you are raising an adolescent son, you might feel like every day is a game of catch me if you can. It seems to be their daily goal to find a way around you as you strive to guide their tumultuous life. [Read more…]