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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031072323X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310723233
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A useful guide for readers wanting a Christian look at boys’ physical and sexual development.' - Kirkus Reviews (Kirkus Reviews)

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Have you had….”the talk” with your son yet? Dr. Walt Larimore did a great job inserting humor into an otherwise “difficult” conversation parents tend to have with their growing boys. What a great Christian resource for parents when the time comes to explain things! Gary Smalley Author/ Speaker Guarding Your Child’s Heart -- Dr. Gary Smalley, , Author and Speaker

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Walt Larimore. MD, is one of America's best-known family physicians and had been listed in the Best Doctors in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, the International Health Professionals of the Year, and Who's Who in America. His MD degree is from Louisiana State University and his Family Medicine residency was at Duke.

As an author, Dr. Larimore has written, co-written, or edited nearly thirty books, most of which are still in print, and several of which are best-sellers. He's authored four novels and garnered three Gold Medallion Book Award nominations, a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award, and a Retailers' Choice Book Award.

Dr. Larimore has also published over 600 articles in dozens of medical, lay, and Internet publications and he currently writes a bi-monthly column for "Significant Living" magazine.

Dr. Larimore practiced 4 years in the Smoky Mountains before moving to Central Florida to practice for 16 years. From 1993-1994 he served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. In 1996, he was named America's Outstanding Family Medicine Educator by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2000, Dr. and Mrs. Larimore were named Educators of the Year by the Christian Medical Association.

In 2001 the Larimores relocated to Colorado where Dr. Larimore is now an author, educator, and medical journalist. He serves on the adjunct family medicine faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma and as Medical Director for the Mission Medical Clinic in Colorado Springs.

From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Larimore hosted over 850 episodes of the daily, live Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox's Health Network--being awarded the prestigious "Gracie" Award by the American Women in Radio and Television. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Larimore hosted the Focus on Your Family's Health's syndicated radio and TV features.

Dr. Larimore is a frequent guest about family health topics on a wide variety of television and radio programs and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS's Morning Show, several Fox News programs and CNN.

Dr. Larimore's web site is www.DrWalt.com.
Dr. Larimore's twice-a-day health/medical blog can be found at www.DrWalt.com/blog.
Dr. Larimore's twice-a-day Biblical devotion, "Morning Glory, Evening Grace," can be found at www.Devotional.DrWalt.com.
You can purchase autographed copies of many of Dr. Larimore's books at http://dr-walts-store.hostedbyamazon.com.

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He sat right down and began to read it for himself.
bluebutterfly
Very easy to read and broken up into just a few pages for each Q & A, which gets right to the heart of the matter and speaks a boy's language.
Kathy from Oregon
This is an easy to read and understand book on growing up and the some of the changes a boy goes through.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kim Childress on March 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
As a Christian mom of four, I am constantly on the lookout for books for myself and my kids that will help the growing up process, and I have to say that this book is an excellent source of information for boys going through puberty. I bought once for each of my boys (ages 13 and 15). Coming from a doctor, it gives practical information about the changes occuring in the body, plus touches on viewing these changes from a Christian perspectve--though not in a condemning, you're gonna burn kind of way. More as a thought starter, to get kids thinking about their views before they are directly confronted with situations, like drugs and sex, and also tattoos and piercings and more. I love the illustrations, and the illustration for the "wet dream" chapter is pure brilliance!

I've taken my kids on Passport to Purity weekends, and if you're looking for ways to communicate with your kids about this favorite parental subject, I highly suggest taking a look at this book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rylander on March 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
I'm very pleased with this book it is a great way to reach your teen and cover difficult topics.
Read it with them or just give it to them, the info is important and needs to be available to them.
It looks light hearted from the cover but it is excellent medical info in a form they can use.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kathy from Oregon on March 22, 2012
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My husband and I each read through this book and thought it was great! He wishes he would have had this resource when he was a young guy. Get this book so your adolescent son can have biblical, straight forward answers to so many questions he has about the changes going on in his body and his mind. Grandfathers, buy this book for your son or son-in-law to give to your grandson, and encourage them to work through it together. I love the format, too. Very easy to read and broken up into just a few pages for each Q & A, which gets right to the heart of the matter and speaks a boy's language. I really can't say enough about this book and thank God that Dr. Larimore wrote it. And what a bargain for just $7.99!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patrick M Morley, Man in the Mirror on April 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
I've met Dr. Larimore. He's the real deal. This is the book that every parent of every 10 to 13 year old boy has been looking for. Written for the young men themselves, the book has so many hooks to engage the young reader that he'll be helpless to resist getting caught up in it. It's genius is asking and answering the questions that boys really want answered--even the questions that they themselves might be to embarrassed to ask. It's witty yet convincing, authoritative yet conversational, and extremely well researched yet also based on Dr. Larimore's real world experience. Well done!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By StampingScrapbookingMom on September 14, 2013
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We have our son read a chapter a night out loud with us and he has learned a lot of information that only a physician could share in a Christian manner. Yes as parents we could have explained each of the topics with some stumbling around. But Dr. Walt Larimore MD does a great job explaining things to boys in a clean manner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sammy on March 26, 2012
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Great book. I wish I would have had this resource when my son was growing up. It's a great tool for dads and sons to read together. Or it's great for a boy to read by himself. Dr. Larimore gives great practical understanding and advice for questions that are seldom addressed about a boy's body. He frames it from a Biblical perspective. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By My Favorite Pastime on May 5, 2012
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I think this is a great book for adolescent pre-teen and teen boys. Each subject is covered factually, honestly, and to the point. At the end of each chapter the author gives biblical verses pertaining to the subject discussed. In each chapter the author assures the guy that what they are experiencing in their body is normal and that each guy is created specially by God and growing at the pace that God has for him. The author not only deals with guys going through puberty but he also touches on body piercings, tattoo's, and alcohol use. He explains the dangers of each. I also liked at the end of each chapter the author gave a fun trivial fact about real life people. I think that the author has written a book that a boy can read either on his own or use to go through with his father or a trusted adult.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By totallybroke on June 13, 2014
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Accidentally ordered the wrong book...
Ok, so the doc is Christian. I get it, let's teach boys what's going in with a 'family value' theme. But it's like reading 1950's parochial school sex ed. After each chapter are bible quotes. Dr Larimore uses Corinthians 2:14-15 to talk about BO. Also "...the less often a guy masturbates, the less frequently he will have a desire to do so...God has provided a natural release of the buildup of sperm through wet dreams..." Huh? Dr Larimore uses Matthew 5:27-28 to tell kids not to look at the opposite sex lustfully because that's mental adultery. So if a kid has a dream about Cutie Suzie from math class and has a wet dream did he just commit adultery? And let's face it, as soon as a kid is told 'no' he'll want it that much more. Then begins mental anguish from the sin of lustful thoughts and guilt.
If you are a fundamentalist Christian then this is probably a good book for your family. If you're more of a 'these things are natural and no need to be ashamed just do it in private' kind of family then I suggest skipping it.
However, I will say there is a lot of good information that is quite appropriate for all types. There's chapters on drugs/alcohol, penis size, random erections, healthy eating/fitness, and insecurities that come with puberty.
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