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What Boys want to Know about Puberty
For a guy, there isn't just one event or sign that you're growing up. There are lots of them, including your body growing bigger, your voice changing, and hair sprouting everywhere. Most boys begin puberty between the ages of 9 and 14. But keep in mind that puberty starts when a boy's body is ready, and everyone grows at his own pace. Click the image to learn more.
Articles and websites about growth, puberty and changes.
Growth and your 6-12 year old
Puberty, or sexual development, is a time of dramatic change for both boys and girls. The age at which the physical changes of puberty normally begin varies widely.
Puberty is awkward. How can you navigate your way through all the changes?
Physical and emotional changes become more dramatic and complex as puberty starts and during the teen years. You are likely to have many questions.
Questions and Answers about Sex
Answering questions about sex is a responsibility that many people dread. But the subject shouldn't be avoided.
Adolescence is the dawn of sexual attraction. It happens due to the hormonal changes of puberty. These changes involve both the body and the mind so just thinking about someone attractive can cause physical arousal.
Help - Is This My Body?
If you've ever felt out of step with your body, you're not alone. Most of us are prepared to deal with the obvious physical changes of growing up.
Body Image and Self-Esteem
Do you ever wish you could change something about your body? If so, you're not alone. Lots of people feel unhappy with some part of their looks.
Shyness is an emotion that affects how a person feels and behaves around others.
It's completely normal to worry when things get hectic and complicated. But if worries become overwhelming, you may feel that they're running your life.
Body Image for Girls
Teaching body image for girls is very difficult in a culture that is strongly oriented towards a thin ideal. Click on the link for a free eBook to download.
What are the stages of Puberty
What Makes a Relationship Healthy?
Taking Care of Your Body During Puberty
Where do babies come from?
What Girls want to Know about Puberty
Everything you want to know about girls and puberty but were afraid to ask. Click on the image to learn more.
Books in the Library
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul by Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce.
Call Number: 158.1 CHI
Publication Date: 2012-09-19
Girl Talk by From puberty to relationships, social media to school, this essential guide for girls growing up covers everything you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Growing up can be hard and, at times, embarrassing. This funny yet sensitive book is here to offer practical advice and helpful information to help make growing up just that little bit less scary. Covering daunting but important subject such as personal hygiene, different types of bulling, relationships, and how to stay safe online, this book features case studies and questions from "real-life" anonymous readers to explore those embarrassing questions you don't want to ask! Written by a former teen magazine editor and with funny illustrations and diagrams throughout, this is the go-to guide for any girl going through or approaching puberty.
Call Number: 612.6 COX
Publication Date: 2017-10-19
Boy Talk by Full of fun artwork and enlivened with a modern, quirky design, these books offer essential information on the ups and downs of growing up. Written in a direct, yet informal way, these handy guides will be a useful aid for pre-teen readers.
Call Number: 612.6 PLA
Publication Date: 2011-01-07
The Boys Body Book by As boys reach adolescence, everything changes: their bodies, their feelings, and their relationships. Their world turns shaky just when they find it hardest to talk with the adults in their lives. But even if they won't say what's on their mind, they still want straight answers. The Boy's Body Book provides them, in a readable, reassuring, and illustrated guide. It covers a boy's every concern: hygiene, exercise, teachers, peer pressure, sex, and siblings. He'll learn about what's going on physically (vocal changes, body hair) and how to handle academic pressures, deal with out-of-control feelings, make new friends, and stay safe through it all. This invaluable manual is modeled after the blockbuster American Girl® title, The Care and Keeping of You. Boys haven't had thier equivalent and parents, teachers and booksellers have been demanding one. Here it is... and every boy should own it!
Call Number: 978-1-933662-74-9
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
Is This Really My Body? by Is This Really My Body features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a licensed psychologist to help preteen and teen girls better understand and prepare for physical changes during adolescence. Topics include weight gain, body odor and personal hygiene, zits, birthmarks, braces, developing early versus developing late, and first periods. Throughout the book, Talk About It questions encourage discussion. Additional resources, a glossary, and an index are also included. Is This Really My Body will leave readers feeling prepared and knowledgeable about their changing bodies. Strong, Beautiful Girls is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Call Number: 613 SAA
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
The Care and Keeping of You 2 by This thoughtful advice book will guide girls through the next steps of growing up. Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more-in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes girls are going through. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, her growing body, peer pressure, personal care and more.
Call Number: 613 NAT
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
Puberty Girl by Beautifully illustrated and full of practical advice this is an intelligent, fun, colourful guide to puberty - essential reading for all pre-teen girls, their parents and teachers.
Call Number: 612.6 MOV
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Puberty Boy by Colourful, fun and factual, young boys will want to read Puberty Boy. An invaluable source of real information for boys, their parents, carers and professionals.
Call Number: 612.6 PRI
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Body Talk by In a culture obsessed with physical perfection, it's no easy feat to have a positive self-image -- especially for adolescent girls. Part of the Girl Zone series, Body Talk challenges girls to rethink the image-conscious advertising that saturates the tween/teen market. With frank information on eating disorders, fad diets, and the business of beauty, the book tackles weighty issues with humor and insight. Written by award-winning author Ann Douglas and her teenage daughter Julie, Body Talk arms girls with the information and tools needed to make healthy decisions, including tips for getting active, staying motivated, planning a balanced diet, and how to take care of themselves -- inside and out.
Call Number: JNF_Health GrowingUp
Publication Date: 2006-01-19
The Feelings Book by This invaluable companion to The Care & Keeping of You received its own fresh update! The Feelings Book helps girls understand their emotions and deal with them in positive ways. Girls will learn how to express their feelings and stay in control, plus get sensitive advice on handling fear, anxiety, jealousy and grief. They'll discover how to stay in the driver's seat of their own emotions.
Call Number: Counselling Office
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up by Filled with facts, tips, advice, and illustrations, BUNK 9'S GUIDE TO GROWING UP is the girl-powered puberty book you'll actually want to read. Written in the voice of the counselors in training at the fictional Camp Silver Moon, it's like having your best friend or older sister share everything there is to know about being comfortable in your changing body. From periods, bras, and hormones to nutrition, exercise, and sleep--to crushes, that first kiss, and ALL the feels--it's the head-to-toe guide to not only surviving puberty but totally, 100% owning it! GUARD THIS BOOK WITH YOUR LIFE AND USE ITS SECRETS WISELY. The Top Three Tips for the Best Puberty Ever A Field Guide to Breasts Acne: Self-Care and Skin Care The 'No-Smell' Basics Rocking Your First Period Why Sleep? Boys: They're Changing, Too Crushing It
Call Number: JNF_Health GrowingUp
Publication Date: 2017-12-19