Unless a boy grows up in a family where there are sisters, it might be difficult for him to learn very much about the changes that happen to girls during puberty. By the time boys are about 13 years old, they likely have many questions that might go unanswered. This is the time to begin teaching him basic information about girl anatomy and function.
This is a great anatomy figure from my book, I’m a Boy, My Changing Body. It shows that the testicles are located in a pouch of skin located outside the core of the body. The pouch of skin is called the scrotum.
We often think of teaching our young girls about how to protect themselves from unwanted touching, but our sons are also vulnerable. The 5-7 age group is the time to teach them how to protect themselves.
Coming in the next few weeks is a new book that I am very excited for you to see. It is called I’m a Boy, How Are Girls Different? This book is written for boys who are 13+ years old. The book contrasts how puberty is different for girls than for boys. It is written to prepare your son for the 5th book in the series called I’m a Boy, Sexual Maturity written for 15+ year old boys. [Read more…]
Don’t you think it is interesting that your 11-13-year-old son is suddenly concerned about any little bump he sees on his face?