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What's Going on Down There?: A Boy's Guide to Growing Up Paperback – October 1, 1998
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Katie O'Dell Madison, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I bought the book to read to my 8-year-old, who like many boys these days is maturing more rapidly than his ancestors. He is a little younger than the target audience, but we've always been frank with him about his body and felt that the majority of this book would be well within his grasp. I must give the book great praise for the way it describes maturation. It covers topics that I doubt my husband and I would ever have thought about in terms of the growth and changes in the body and the mind. (Puberty is a fading memory for us at this point.) Any boy who has been exposed to this material should be well-prepared to deal with the surprises that nature throws at him. Further, it arms him with the information he needs about how to ask if he isn't--how to talk to parents, how to talk to doctors.Read more ›
So many people in our world today say "kids don't need to know much about sex until they're adults", with the rise of STD's & un-planned teenage pregnancies it's obvious that kids will do many things behind their parents back including engaging in sex at an early age, so those who have prescribed to this rational really should re-think their position. When it comes to sex, an educated teenager will make a better choice than one who is purposely kept in the dark because of his parents "Fear". If you're a parent and you don't know how to talk to your son about puberty and sex or don't feel comfortable doing it but want to make sure he stays healthy and doesn't ruin his life by becoming a teenage father or worse because of ignorance, then by all means get this book. Read it and then give it to him with love. He'll never forget how much it helped him growing up, trust me.
P.S. I love Amazon and have been using this site for many years but this is the first time I've ever wrote a review. I figure this book is worth it and it's my way of giving back to the community for all of the reviews others have written over the years that have been so very helpful.
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Bought this for my preteen to discuss the changes in his body. It was fun and interesting to read with him.Published 1 day ago by Chyna
I got this book for my 11yr. old
All I can say is thank God I read through it before I have it to him. Read more
This book is awesome!!! My son is getting ready to go to middle school and with that said I felt that I needed to get ahead of what all of his school mates may share and expose... Read morePublished 27 days ago by T Rags
I have a very shy son so I felt like this would be helpful for those questions he doesn't want to ask us. I read through it and found it very informative and not to graphic.Published 2 months ago by Colleen
Great conversation started. Honest, simple, relevant writing. Perfect for a pre-teen boy. I'm a single parent, Mom to 2 sons. Both boys have read it. I highly recommend this book.Published 3 months ago by Aida