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The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents and Sons

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by Lynda Madaras, Dane Saavedra, Jackie Aher
     
 

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The best book on puberty for 9-15 year old boys completely updated for the first time in 12 years! Selected as a "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association—The classic puberty education book for 9-15 year-old boys (over 500,000 copies sold), now thoroughly updated and freshly redesigned for the first time in 12 years. This classic book

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The best book on puberty for 9-15 year old boys completely updated for the first time in 12 years! Selected as a "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association—The classic puberty education book for 9-15 year-old boys (over 500,000 copies sold), now thoroughly updated and freshly redesigned for the first time in 12 years. This classic book covers the body's changing size and shape, hair, voice changes, perspiration, pimples, the reproductive organs, sexuality, puberty in girls and adds new sections on diet, exercise, and health. It also includes vital information on AIDS, STDs, and birth control appropriate for this age group, and an introduction for parents and educators. Responding to letters and new data about teenage concerns, some of the changes in this edition include:
* new, more detailed discussions of penis size ("the subject of most letters I get," says Madaras)
* new, more detailed discussions on eating right and exercise, steroid abuse, and weight training
* more practical advice on hygienic products, shaving products, and treatment of acne
* more reassuring stories from boys and men to help relieve the embarrassment and anxiety over erections, orgasms, masturbation, wet dreams, and health issues including injuries and testicular cancer
* expanded resource section on sexuality, homosexuality, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases.

Over 1,200,000 copies of Lynda Madaras books sold!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
The boys' version of this book is great. The authors write the book with a personal touch. They combine their experiences with the facts of life extremely well. The book seems like it was written by a teenager, not an adult. It does not read like an encyclopedia entry but rather like a comic book on life, making it much more enjoyable. Index. Illus. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 5Q 2P M J (Hard to imagine it being any better written; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2000, Newmarket Press, 288p, Trade pb. Ages 12 to 15. Reviewer: Joey Brennan, Teen Reviewer SOURCE: VOYA, June 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937858400
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
What's Happening to My Body? Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
240
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

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''What's Happening to My Body'' Book for Boys 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
ciehjmom More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
CitygirlNY More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous 5 months ago
There is this very pretty girl, named Mlarissa, and she is in every class i am in. She gets great grades and i get terrible grades. So i am pretty shy and i am afraid of she not wanting to hangout with me. What do i do? She is the perfect girl and theres is another problem, she is dating this guy who is pretty much prince charming. And he is in every class as me, except English. Also i shall them once ,when i was taking a walk, kiss each other for like 1 min then she started to pull away, but the guy pulled her in to kiss her for 8 more min. So i hid in a bush. Please help!!! ~ Saddude
Anonymous 11 months ago
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I bought this book for my son.He said it could b ebetter without pictures.
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