The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys

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Overview

Everything preteen and teen boys need to know about their changing bodies and feelings

Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833509772
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynda Madaras is the author of 12 books on health, child care, and parenting. For more than 25 years, she taught puberty and health education in California schools, and she has appeared on Oprah, CNN, PBS, and the Today Show.

Lynda Madaras es la autora de doce libros sobre la salud, el cuidado de ninos y la crianza de los hijos. Durante mas de veinticinco anos ha ensenado sobre la pubertad y la salud en escuelas de California, y ha sido invitada de Oprah, CNN, PBS y el Today Show.

Area Madaras was just 11 years old when she assisted her mother on their first book. Now a communications consultant and mother of two, she lives in California and continues to assist her mother with the series.

Area Madaras solo tenia once anos cuando colaboro por primera vez con su madre en un libro. Ahora es asesora de comunicaciones y madre de dos ninas, vive en California y continua trabajando con su madre en la serie.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Great for middle-schoolers

    I bought this book for my 14-year-old. He learned the 'facts of life' several years ago, but this book covers topics that he would be uncomfortable discussing with mom and dad. It provides a matter-of-fact explanation of many of the mysteries of puberty, beyond the basic description given in most health or sciences classes at this age. I liked the book because it was so direct and matter-of-fact, as well as reassuring about the wide range of 'normal', which can be so important at this age.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    disturbing

    it could be better without all the pictures

    7 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Annonymous

    I actually have this book.My mom gave it to me,and so I would recomend it.It has well drawn pictures and accurate information on puberty,the changes during puberty,STD's,and a chapter on puberty on in girls.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2004

    A Good Guide For The Growing Boy

    Through my difficult preteen years I was often mocked due to my homosexuality. Without a doubt this book was the main reason that I realized that my body, and its changes, were OK, and that my homosexuality was not a sin or abnormality. In addition, this book offers needed information about sexuality and masturbation. This book is the most essential and influential guide a young man could have to growing up. Now, I am older and wiser thanks to this book, a responsible adult.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    My Standard Gift for 13 Year Old Boys

    First gave this book to my nephew when he was 13 (now 27) who kept asking me why he was not growing or when was he going to grow and other personal questions. Not sure why he was asking me since I was his Aunt, Lol. My sister said it was because I was always straight and honest with the kids. When he was 5 I gave him the book "Where Did I Come From" when he kept asking how babies were made... I did ask him why was he not asking his Parents. I gave to my sister to read first to answer follow up questions.

    That said, this is a great book and covers many things that they may not feel comfortable asking their dads about and it's gives them the tools to take care of themselves properly - grooming. It also helps them have a conversation with their fathers to clarify or get their experience on topics covered.

    I now give this book to all my male relatives on their 13 birthday and the girls get "Growing Up. It's a Girl Thing". Love this book since it's tells what's happening to their bodies but explain they are still children and must listen to their parents.

    My niece is now 26. I recently gave this book to a friends son with parents permission (friend), and my nephew (standard gift now even though most have read their brother/cousins book already - this is their personal book).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Great

    I bought this book for my son.He said it could b ebetter without pictures.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Would purchase from this seller again.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    This book was very very very helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thus wass a recent exprience of mie and niw i know all the info so that i wont wondrr what is happening to my body!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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