Recommended for ages 4 and up, this book is both lighthearted and straightforward. As with all these books, it’s about what you’re comfortable with and what works for your family.
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Although some reviewers felt it’s too advanced for preschoolers, it’s recommended for ages 4 to 8. Harris, is another great first introduction for young kids. One reviewer said it was “frank and descriptive without being too graphic and detailed.” It does cover what happens with both boys and girls, which seems like a better idea than just letting kids wonder. It covers all aspects of puberty, including emotions, nutrition, and why some people shave their legs. For what it’s worth, I learned a lot about boys myself when I read this book many years ago. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment.
Again, it depends on what your child is ready for, and what you’re ready for. It clearly explains the differences between boys and girls, and also addresses the issue of good touching versus bad touching. However, while many praise the cartoon-style illustrations as accurate without being threatening, others are put off by cartoon images of parents in the Full Monty. It has a chapter devoted to periods, but it’s dealt with like any other aspect of growing up.
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One was horrified to find that a book went so far as to explain that “the male part goes into the female part,” which to me seems like a critical point in explaining reproduction. , by Michelle Watkins, is based on actual letters girls sent to American Girl. by Lynda Madaras gives sensitive but straight talk on everything from the body’s changing size and shape to the menstrual cycle; from diet and exercise to romantic and sexual feelings. by Lynda Madaras, responds to real-life questions and concerns from younger boys about their changing bodies. , by Rebecca Paley, presents frank information for boys entering adolescence, on such topics as hygiene, the changes brought on by puberty, exercise, and dealing with girls. by Lynda Madaras covers all the basics of puberty, and a lot more. , by Judy Blume, is another classic novel, not a sex ed book. It even addresses that weighty topic: how to encourage your teenager to use contraception without encouraging her to have sex, and how to help her choose the method that’s best for her. by Linda and Richard Eyre emphasizes that parents can play a role in their children’s healthy development throughout childhood, adolescence, and the teen years.