American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen
Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every boy’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues boys face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more:
Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about girls
The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body
Pimples, acne, and how to properly care for your skin
Your reproductive system—inside and out
Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings
A great book for younger pre-teen boys!
By Jennifer D. O'guin - January 8, 2007
I bought this book as part of a three book set, including "The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide" by Daldry and "The Guy Book, An Owner's Manual" by Jukes, to explain growing up to my son (see my other reviews).
This book is by far the lower level book of those three. It appears to be at about a 4th - 5th grade reading level, and is printed in a larger font, making it an easy read for even a younger or reading disabled pre-teen boy.
The illustrations are numerous and cartoonish, and should make it more attractive to younger readers.
This book is very basic, and is geared more towards a basic understanding of what is happening to the boy's body. It includes short, easy to read sections on physical changes (both sexual and general body growth and development, with good illustrations of growing male anatomy, with genital self-exams and health concerns explained very well, this may be the ONLY puberty book for boys that does that!), physical health, diet,... read more
By C. Ford - June 29, 2006
I purchased this book for my twin 10-year-old son's (who will be starting 5th grade in August) to read. They had started to ask me questions about different things they had heard at school from their friends, etc., and I decided to look for books they could read that would give them some correct, age appropriate information.
This book is a great. It describes a variety of physical changes to boy's bodies, the importance of personal hygiene, as well as how a boys voice will begin to change and why. It discusses changes in boys' feelings, hormones (and describes what they are), and it also touches a little bit on girls/dating at the end.
It is not graphic, does not discuss sex; it is age appropriate and well written.
It is also a great "conversation starter" for Mom's like me who have no brothers and did not grow up around boys!
Finally! An appropriate book for a 'tween
By Mapmaker11 - September 21, 2006
After going through several books with this topic, I found one that discusses the issues important to a pre-teen without being graphic, immoral and too informative. It tells what needs to be known without all the details. As his parent, I can decide which details he should know and how to explain them to him. This is a book that he can read alone and I feel comfortable with giving him that privacy. The book is very easy to read. It addresses the topics of concern to boys starting puberty. Yes, it goes over body changes and disspells myths. It briefly discusses sex. But, it isn't a "how to" book. I really like that it also pays a lot of attention to how boys/teens feel in social settings, their body images, peer pressure, substance abuse and emotions. These topics are just as important to a pre-teen than knowing all there is to know about sex. I felt completely at ease handing this book over to my son and then discussing sections with him.
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