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.
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.
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?
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.