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American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen
     

American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen

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by American Medical Association, Amy B. Middleman (Editor), Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer
 

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Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every boy’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues boys face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty.

Overview

Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every boy’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues boys face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more:

  • Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about girls
  • The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body
  • Pimples, acne, and how to properly care for your skin
  • Your reproductive system—inside and out
  • Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This 125 page book is an introduction to puberty for boys and briefly discusses all aspects, both physical and emotional, of the process of moving from childhood to adulthood. Published under the auspices of the American Medical Association, its format is a series of questions that a prospective teen may ask, with answers provided by a family physician. Overall, the tone is one of "you are not alone" and encourages the reader to seek appropriate adult advice if their questions need further explanation. The discussions cover all facets such as eating, exercise, height, weight, the reproductive system, feelings, relationships, sex, and so on. The accompanying cartoon drawings seem silly and inappropriate at times but the information is straightforward and helpful. Parents might consider reading it with their teen to foster open communication. A glossary, an index, and sources for further info are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787983437
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/26/2006
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
116,710
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH, is a board-certified Adolescent Medicine specialist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She is a practicing and teaching physician specializing in the care of adolescents at Texas Children's Hospital. In addition to her Doctor of Medicine degree, she has a Master of Science in Education and a Master of Public Health degree.

Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker. She has a master's degree in social work from Columbia University as well as a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents from NYU Psychoanalytic Institute.

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American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our search was for a book on puberty geared toward boys. After looking through many, many, many different books, this one is the perfect fit for younger boys. Most of the books that I looked at were either too cartoonish, or had a little more information than my 10-year-old son needed at this point. This one sets just the right tone. It addresses the emotional as well as the physical issues of the preteen boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book to help give my son additional guidance through this difficult time in his life and i found it. This book provided him with answers to questions he did not know he had. I was surprised to hear him sparking conversations with me in areas of food choices and exercise. The book stresses how important making healthy food choices are in child development as well as long term. It also provided him with appropriate and concise answers to questions that tweens might find embarrasing to ask but want to know the answers to. I was also pleased to see that it contained infomation on how to be a good friend and how to make friends. This is a very good book and i reccomend it to parents who are trying to give their children guidance and support during this important developmental time in life.
harryJW More than 1 year ago
My son 10 1/2 and starting to notice changes in his body. this book was helpful, it answered a lot of questions for him and their were some subjects I would not have thought to discuss with him that he was curious about and they don't cover in school health lessons. Very helful book for pre-teen and teen boys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the myparentsdontstop bugging me to get off video games It says that u cant be fit and healty if you play more then 2 hours a day whell i say that is not accurate im a 13year old who loves the outdoors and loves playing video games and for the truth i actually spend entire days playing video games and i have a rotine that every 2days i have one day outside in my woods and i move logs and make forts and ect.. Thus the statement would be false and that u can sty fit while playing videogames for long periods ove time so docters u need a couple years of educatuion #get morescreen time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the sample is is the table of contents. So stupid
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