Let’s make sure that our 11+ age sons and daughters understand what hormones are and how they are affecting their body now that they are in puberty.
Your 8-10 year old son may feel some confusion when he learns that sperm are made in the testicles and then come out the end of the penis. There isn’t an obvious pathway from one place to the next.
I put together review groups of young boys to go over my books before I publish them. These are my junior editors. It was so fascinating to listen to their questions as we worked through the content of my book I’m a Boy, How Are Girls Different? They were particularly interested in learning about the menstrual cycle. It was clear to them that their friends who are girls are challenged by their monthly periods.
If your son is ten years or older, he is likely noticing changes happening in his body. Puberty is the time when testosterone begins to have obvious effects in his skin, muscles, and of course, his reproductive structures.
Your 9-10 year-old son is likely becoming curious about his boy body. He has entered puberty and has begun to notice changes.