Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?: REAL Answers to REAL Questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuff

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This flip book for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 has questions asked by girls in one half of the book; flip it over and questions asked by boys are on the other side. Contains honest, informative, and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and much more.

Straightforward, age-appropriate answers to REAL questions from preteens are provided by an experienced ...

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Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?: REAL Answers to REAL Questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuf

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Overview

This flip book for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 has questions asked by girls in one half of the book; flip it over and questions asked by boys are on the other side. Contains honest, informative, and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and much more.

Straightforward, age-appropriate answers to REAL questions from preteens are provided by an experienced nurse-and-physician team who have been giving popular seminars to moms and daughters, and dads and sons, in Seattle and Palo Alto for more than twenty years. Each of the questions in the book has been asked—many of them frequently!—by kids during their seminars. Filled with fun, full-color illustrations throughout.

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Editorial Reviews

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[Starred Review] Real kids ask real questions of professionals who know not only how to talk to them, but also how to relate knowledgeable, age-appropriate answers in an engaging manner. The book offers information for girls on one side and for boys when it is turned over (or vice versa), which suits the binary nature of the topic perfectly. Illustrations are on target and intelligently used. The comprehensive book covers anatomical and emotional changes, reproduction as a biological process, sex, masturbation, dating, and some of the emotional differences between boys and girls. Other gender-specific topics are also included. The information is presented in a friendly, compassionate manner, and the book is a great way to start a conversation with preteens or tweens. It serves as a model for answering their questions and lets parents know what kids are really thinking. If you can only afford one book on puberty for this age group, this is the one to have.
School Library Journal

For more than two decades the UW grad and registered nurse [Julie Metzger] has taught a two-night class on puberty and sexuality that’s become a rite of passage for preteen girls and their mothers in Seattle, and along the way she’s fielded thousands of queries—some funny, some poignant, and all fascinating glimpses of the hormone-addled minds of kids. This spring she and Dr. Rob Lehman (he teaches the class to boys and their dads) answer nearly 400 of them in their first book, Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? (Spoiler alert: The answer to that one, mercifully, is no.)
Seattle Metropolitan

...pick up the book Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? by Julie Metzger, RN, MN, and Robert Lehman, MD. They've collaborated to answer the questions most children have about what is going to happen to their bodies... If your child has a question, the answer is most likely in this book... Growing up, puberty can feel like the most confusing and embarrassing thing ever. Probably the best asset of this book is the explanation about normalcy. There is a constant emphasis that no matter how awkward and embarrassed they feel, what they are going through is a totally normal part of life.
Cafe Mom

A lively, well-designed manual on puberty and sex, designed for preteens.
The Seattle Times 

What's cool about this book is it's for boys and girls, so you flip it and you get questions from each...Great advice and an interesting topic.
Q13 Fox, Seattle


School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Real kids ask real questions of professionals who know not only how to talk to them, but also how to relate knowledgeable, age-appropriate answers in an engaging manner. The book offers information for girls on one side and for boys when it is turned over (or vice versa), which suits the binary nature of the topic perfectly. Illustrations are on target and intelligently used. The comprehensive book covers anatomical and emotional changes, reproduction as a biological process, sex, masturbation, dating, and some of the emotional differences between boys and girls. Other gender-specific topics are also included. The information is presented in a friendly, compassionate manner, and the book is a great way to start a conversation with preteens or tweens. It serves as a model for answering their questions and lets parents know what kids are really thinking. If you can only afford one book on puberty for this age group, this is the one to have.—Cindy Wall, Southington Library & Museum, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570617393
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 492,894
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Metzger is a registered nurse with a master's degree in pediatric nursing. She has worked extensively in the fields of parent education on adolescent development, sexuality, parenting, and communication between parent and child, and is a favorite speaker to a wide array of community groups and schools on all aspects of preteen health issues. She also, along with coauthor Dr. Robert Lehman, founded the Great Conversations speaking series.

Dr. Robert Lehman is an adolescent health specialist with a clinical faculty position at the University of Washington. In addition to teaching Great Conversations classes, he has devoted his career to providing direct health care services to youth, teaching health care professionals about the special needs of adolescents, and addressing teen health issues and policies on local, regional, and national levels. The author lives in Seattle, WA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Um

    Will someone tell me what sex is im ten and my mom reads the book samples and im afraid to ask and im curious.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Awesome

    This book rocks....kinda gross/naughy

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    I started going through pubirty since I was only about 10 or 11 years old...

    But now I'm 12 and a half years old in 7th grade, getting close to my first middle school date and STILL going through pubirty. Anyway I've been horny since the age of 5 or 6, and now I am VERY horny like WAY past normal limit. Just like my big brother's friend, Omar Garibaldi who is 15 years old like my bro. His name is Salvador Alvarez, Sal for short. My name is Xavier Alvarez, Xavi for short

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Oww

    Wel im haifqay through puberty iy hurts

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    I think...

    That u should get puberty survival for girls i think its cheaper and its really good and helps-charisma 11

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Um.....

    I really hope this is good becase my names thia and im eleven and going through pubirty im really confused and sacred i hope this is worth it for eleven bucks .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    My rate

    Hia might just help

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    Peps

    Dont use tampons it will caise you to be paralyezed and dont use when you 11- 15 years old yull regret it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    To anyone

    I have had my period fo three years now and they are coming more than a week later than they are supposed to. Is that normal? And also whenever i put a tampon in it hurts and when i sit down it hurts. Is that normal too?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Hey savannah

    I am 11 my name is lexus my boobs r getting bigger ( .) (. )
    I am growing hair down there and i am getting hair on my armes and i have not started my period yet i am getting worried

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Hey savannah

    Im in the sane situwation as lexus. But im goingvto be 11 at the end of the month. But i have had that discharge stuff once. PLEASE respond to Delia. Thanks and bye!!!!!( P.S. im on every night from 8-8:45ish) :—)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    To Emma

    You are fine. I am 14 and I have had 6 periods so far without getting armpit hair. That stiky stuff in your underwear means you might have your period soon. As in a couple weeks or months. Make sre you are prepared and have pads with you everywhere you go, just in case also, i am never moody or get cramps. Those side affects sometimes happen but sometimes dont. No need to worry!! Hope i helped! -JJ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

    To rose

    Hello there, do not freak out pierods arent as bad as you think! If u have been having cramps or goop in your panies, expect to have ur pierod very soon. Just in case u want to know when u r going to have a pierod, mark on a calender everytime u have 1 u will usually start to see a pattern.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    This is so nerbracing

    Ok so hi i am in sixth grade. I am waiting for my peroid to start. I dont know when its gonna start so i am freaking out cause i dont want it to start at school!!! I am like freaking out! What should i do. Plz help me by givung me advice. Call me ROSE so i know your talking to me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    To below

    I i was in your case i would try to ignore them but if they as just tell them you had a case of lipgloss in your pocket that exploded and see if they buy it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Umm

    I need help ther's this cute boy named ayden i think he likes me but im not sure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    HEY SAVANAHA

    What ud my missed period im 14 res kittycat123

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    To below

    Who knows? Why dont u just look it up! :O uuhhhhhhhh (sarcasticly)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    *surgeon

    This is all that must be said about 'ask the sergen'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    What is this

    What is a (read only capital letters) sggfbvBfghhggIggbbMbvvvfBggggOgvvffv?? ITS BIMBO! WHAT IS A BIMBO?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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