The Boy's Body Book: Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU

The Boy's Body Book: Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU

by Kelli Dunham RN, BSN


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You have questions? We have answers! This fourth edition of the #1 bestselling book for pre-teen boys has been fully updated and expanded to include everything you need to know about your changing body, texting and social media, friendship and peer pressure, leadership, and so much more!

You update your gadgets, your look, and your fantasy sports teams; now it's time to update your knowledge about the most important person in your life: You! Don't rely on what you hear in the locker room. Find out the truth about your changing body and all that goes with it in The Boy's Body Book, the #1 bestselling book on succeeding during adolescence.

Some of the topics covered include:
* YOUR CHANGING BODY: From hair care to athlete’s foot, a head to toe guide to what’s happening with your growing body
* YOUR CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS: The care and keeping of parents, siblings, teachers, friends, and coaches
* YOUR CHANGING LIFE: From dressing for success to internet safety, making better food choices to dealing with bullies (online or in-person), it's a whole new world out there. We've got your back!

There's a lot to learn about this next phase of your life. So what are you waiting for? Let The Boy's Body Book be your guide. Your whole life is waiting for you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604337136
Publisher: Applesauce Press
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 89,743
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kelli Dunham, RN, BSN is a nurse, comedian, and author of several books, including The Boy’s Body Book, The Girl's Body Book, How to Text Boys, and How to Text Girls.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What's Changing? 8

Chapter 1 Your Changing Body 16

All About Puberty 18

Growth Spurts 18

Changing Body Shape and Size 20

Genital Changes 21

Morning Surprises 22

Body Hair 23

Vocal Changes 24

Changes in Your Skin 25

Emotional Changes 26

Hey, Am I Getting Breasts? 27

Chapter 2 The Care and Feeding of Your Changing Body 30

Hit the Showers 32

Wash Those Hands 32

Get Dressed 34

Hair 35

The Ear from Which You Hear 36

Putting Your Best Face Forward 37

Acne 38

Shaving 40

Keeping Your Awesome Smile Looking Awesome 41

Your First Shave 42

Boys and the Dentist 44

The Drama of Braces 46

Meet Your Feet 46

Chapter 3 Your Health and Your Body 48

Healthy Eating for Growing Boys 49

Worried About Weight 50

Make Better Fast Food Choices 52

Sports 53

Sports Safety 56

Let's Get Moving 59

Performance Enhancements 60

Boys and Steep 60

Some Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep 61

Wetting the Bed 62

Chapter 4 Your Changing Body in the Outside World 64

A Quiz: What Do You Know About Grades? 66

Homework and Study Skills 68

Getting the Help You Need: Learning Disabilities 69

Getting Along with Teachers 71

Extracurricular Activities 75

Non-Sport Activities 76

Getting an After-School Job 76

Saving Money 77

Going to College 79

Considering Your Future 80

Chapter 5 Changes at Home 82

What Do These People Want from Me? 84

Responsibility and You 85

The Care and Feeding of Parents 86

Interacting with Adults 88

Curfews and Other Rules 90

Chores 91

The Art of Being Friends with Siblings 92

Chapter 6 Your Changing Feelings and Friends 94

Friendship Skills 97

Dating and Romance 99

Dress for Success 100

Your Self-image 101

Body Language: Reading Social Cues 102

Personal Empowerment 103

Chapter 7 Staying Safe in the Real and Virtual Worlds 106

Give Yourself a Break 108

Peer Pressure 109

Bullying and Teasing 111

Be an Army of One 113

Being Brave without Becoming a Bully 113

Building a Great Reputation & Staying Safe 115

Personal Safety & Boundaries 116

Cyberbullying 118

Chapter 8 Stressful Situations 120

All Different Bodies, All Different Brains 121

Moving 123

Divorce 125

Drugs, Alcohol, and Other Unhealthy Stuff 127

Super-Stressed Families 130

Handling Stressful Situations 131

Stress and Your Friends 132

Dealing with Out-of-Control Feelings 133

Is It Okay to Cry? 135

Conclusion 137

Resources and Further Reading

Books 138

Websites 139

Meet the Author and Illustrator 141

Index 142

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