Join Date: Nov 2002
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I like "What's Happening to My Body? Book For Boys" too. I've seen others that don't discuss intact penises, or all the drawings represect circ'd penises, so I was really happy to see that this book discusses the function of the foreskin and how a intact penis changes during puberty. The book contains info on puberty in girls, sex, birth control, acne, masturbation, growth spurts etc. There is a ton of info in the book, at 10 your son may not "need" all the info yet, but it's not inappropriate either IMO. A lot of the reviews on amazon say that it's more appropriate for older teens, but I think boys need this info way earlier than that. We've always been really open with our boys about sex, maybe that's why I don't think that book is "too informative" for younger boys. My newly 9yo has looked through the book. I directed him to a bit of info (he's starting to get stinky pits, and had some questions about sperm) He read a bit of the book, but wasn't interested yet in all the info.
We have it laying around so he can look at it when he has Q's.
Mama to three wonderful boys and a fabulous baby girl.
My heartfelt thanks to all those that have donated milk to others; you are amazing