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The Boys' Guide to Growing Up : the best-selling puberty guide for boys - Phil Wilkinson

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up

the best-selling puberty guide for boys

By: Phil Wilkinson, Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

Paperback | 29 August 2017 | Edition Number 1

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Bestseller in 'Children's sex education' Amazon category in the UK, May 2024

"My son said nothing scared him after reading this book and he felt much more comfortable about it all." - online customer review

"Do you ever wonder how to start the conversation about the birds and the bees with your child? Well, this book helps you in so many ways! Highly recommend if you're planning on having that talk soon." - online customer review

"Great book, factual, easy to understand and supports parental talks!" - online customer review

"It's a perfect no-nonsense book! Brilliant!" - online customer review

"It has all the answers for inquisitive minds." - online customer review

"My son is autistic and finds change very hard. This book has helped him to understand the changes that will happen in himself that he can't control. Bright pictures with accurate details for the body parts. Great book!" - online customer review

A sensitively written, friendly guide to growing up, specifically aimed at younger boys.

A friendly and reassuring guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from body hair and vocal changes to mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is 'normal'. He reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty.

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up also includes advice on topics such exercise, healthy eating, shaving, talking about feelings and how puberty affects girls, and has an age-appropriate section on sex and reproduction.

Contents include:

- What is puberty?

- Your puberty timeline

- How do hormones work?

- The height and weight race

- A deeper voice

- Spotty skin

- Hair, hair, everywhere

- The art of shaving

- Sweat, smells and personal hygiene

- Changes down below

- New feelings

- Sex explained

- Making babies

- Keeping your confidence up

- Mood swings

- Managing your feelings

- Healthy eating

- The power of exercise

- Privacy and your body

- Puberty for girls

- Girls have worries, too

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