I’m just enjoying life so much at the moment that I don’t get here as often as I used to.
But the fact that kids can encounter these tricky topics for in book form — not in awkward sex talks with their parents or, Google forbid, on the Internet — makes the learning process easier.
"These are tricky conversations, and yet how great that we can actually give boys the tools to answer questions and concerns, and frankly leapfrog over the embarrassing part about bringing it up with their parents, and instead be able to say, ‘Hey mom, on page 96, there’s this thing, and I just want to say…'"Equally important as the physical changes are the emotional ones.
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.
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.
And the fact that your appearance is changing so dramatically doesn’t help! Now some were actually attractive, and the idea of falling in love wasn’t such a bad thing after all.
In fact, ‘who likes whom’ became a popular topic of conversation.” While going through puberty, some young people find themselves attracted to members of the same sex.
As a mother of a 14-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son herself, she recognized that the need for good information was just as strong for both sexes.
"The girl changes are quite obvious, especially at the beginning of puberty.
As a result, we have gotten really good at talking to our girls about what’s happening ...