“Our goal is that children everywhere will have the knowledge to make wise choices
in the care of their bodies.”
Anatomy for Kids aims to empower children by teaching them about their bodies so they can be confident and make the best health decisions for themselves. Through a foundation of age-appropriate knowledge about the child’s body provided in our books and online resources, we focus on promoting education and a healthy body image.
Another objective of Anatomy for Kids is to provide accurate, useful information for parents online.
- A series of videos produced by Dr. Metten are available on YouTube. These videos address a variety of issues that are common to parents of adolescents.
- Weekly blog postings on our website, anatomyforkids.com, and on the Anatomy for Kids Facebook page provide basic answers to common questions asked by parents.
- There are additional parent resources on our website.
Dr. Shelley Metten founded Anatomy for Kids in 2013 as part of a personal mission she had dreamed about for many years. After retiring early from UCLA Medical School as a Professor of Anatomy, she quickly began talking to parents to understand what they wanted their children to learn about puberty and the changes happening in their body. It was obvious that she needed to write various levels of age-appropriate books to meet the maturing needs of the children. Currently, the following books are available through our website and on Amazon:
- I’m a Girl, Special Me (Ages 5-7)
- I’m a Girl, My Changing Body (Ages 8-9)
- I’m a Girl, Hormones! (Age10+)
- I’m a Boy, Special Me (Ages 5-7)
- I’m a Boy, My Changing Body (Ages 8-10)
- I’m a Boy, Hormones! (Ages 11+)
Dr. Metten strives to inspire adolescents to learn the structure of their boy or girl anatomy and understand how the reproductive system works as a first step in understanding how their body is changing. Equipped with this knowledge, they can have confidence as they begin to encounter sexual decisions in the future and respect the choices other people make about their body.
A central vision for Dr. Metten is the development of curricula in the schools and for parents that begin by teaching the structure of the reproductive system prior to teaching sexual topics. Additionally, she is enthusiastic about enhancing the education of our boys about their body. Maximizing the individual needs of boys and girls within a consistent program of instruction is her goal for the future.
Celebrate Puberty® has been coined by Dr. Metten to emphasize her vision. Celebrate Puberty Moments refers to her Celebrate Puberty® videos. Celebrate Puberty Workshops refers to her small-group educational events where she teaches young girls about puberty.
Whether you are reading a printed book or enjoying our blogs and videos, this is the place for you to find the answers you need.
Our Anatomy for Kids comprehensive learning system is for parents and children to study the human body together in a fun and educational way. Whether you’re reading a printed book or utilizing our parent resources and blogs, this is a place for you to find the answers you need.
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