I’m just enjoying life so much at the moment that I don’t get here as often as I used to.I hope everyone out there is well and you all have a very safe and happy New Year!
Nineteen years and several updated editions later, the "Parents have called me, they’ve emailed me, they’ve stopped me after speaking events and said, ‘Please, there’s nothing like this for our boys,'" says the book's author Dr.
Cara Natterson, a pediatrician who also wrote the 2013 update of the original book for older girls.
If you’re between the ages of 10 and 14, you’ve probably started to experience puberty or some of the changes that happen when your body changes from a child to a young adult. Some boys may experience a growth spurt sooner than others, while other boys might get facial hair or a deeper voice later than others.
Puberty in boys can start as early as age nine and as late as 15, but eventually, everyone goes through it! Hormones—the body’s chemical signals—tell your body to begin changing.
Aimed at girls aged 8 to 12, it used a conversational tone and relatable illustrations to talk girls through everything from basic hygiene to the more pubic side of puberty.
Girls kept copies of the book close at hand, on bookshelves or in secret hiding places, to return to for continued consultation."Allowing boys to anticipate what it’s going to feel like allows them to take control over those feelings when it happens so that they can then make better decisions."Parents can get many things wrong when having puberty talks with kids, and a good guide can be an invaluable resource, whether or not kids want to discuss these tricky topics with their parents."Most girls, including my own daughter, keep [ on a bookshelf or hidden somewhere in their room," Natterson says.So don’t be surprised if you’re a bit clumsy in your movements. A number of other physical changes come with puberty.Puberty in boys: While going through puberty, many young people also feel extremely self-conscious, as if they were being watched and judged by everyone.I do believe that spankee is doing the classic trying to “swim” away from her spanking technique. It’s been a busy year with lots of changes all for the good so I’ve neglected this site for my private life.