Your daughter’s school might be offering a sexual education presentation in the next few months. You have likely already taught her important information about her reproductive system and the changes coming with puberty, but how much does she know about a boy’s reproductive system and the changes they experience during puberty?
Knowing about her own body is only half of the story. Before she attends the school presentation, I suggest that you teach her basic information that explains the other half of the story. I wrote a book to help you. It is called I’m a Girl, How Are Boys Different? If you want to see it before you buy it for your daughter, you can look through the Kindle version and learn what it is all about.
All of the information she needs to be prepared for the presentation is a simple explanation of the anatomy and basic function of the structures. The sexual content can wait until later.
Here are a few key points for her to know.
- Boys have a change in emotions similar to girls.
- Boys deal with body odor, pimples, breast buds, and growth spurts similar to girls
- Girls have a limited number of eggs and boys produce an unlimited number of sperm.
- Boys have special glands that produce a fluid to nourish the sperm.
Teaching your daughter the other half of the reproductive system story will help lower anxiety and give her confidence.