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.
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.
It might be interesting for your young son to learn that his testicles are sensitive to temperature. The testicles are located inside a sack of skin called the scrotum. The scrotum is very thin. It doesn’t provide good insulation from temperature changes that might affect the testicles. This anatomy illustration is from by book, “I’m a Boy, Special Me.”