The Boys' Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes During Puberty

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The Boys' Guide to Growing Up gives boys with intellectual disabilities the facts they need to navigate puberty.

Written at a third-grade reading level for boys aged 9-16 with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, fragile X, or other special needs, this book is the companion to The Girls' Guide to Growing Up (2011), also by Terri Cowenhoven. The author, a certified sexuality educator, draws on more than 20 years experience conducting workshops on puberty and sexuality issues with boys, girls, families, and professionals.

The book's succint text, realistic illustrations, and learning activities enable boys to read the book themselves or follow along with the aid of an adult. Its reassuring, matter-of-fact tone shows boys what changes--inside and out--to expect during puberty, and how to manage them:

-Growth spurts and bigger muscles
-Voice cracking and deepening
-Blemishes and oily skin
-Body and facial hair
-Moodiness
-Crushes, flirting, and sexual feelings
-Erections, wet dreams, and masturbation

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up gives practical advice on commonplace concerns such as shaving, what to do about zits, and how to smell nice. More complex and essential topics are covered too, such as how to know when flirting is reciprocated (or not!), how to hide or discourage an erection in public, what information is okay to share with others versus what should remain private, and how to stay safe. It's a must-have book for boys on the brink of puberty, teens who are in the midst of it, and the adults who care for them.

Also check out Terri Couwenhoven's book for teaching children with Down syndrome about puberty and sexuality, Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality.

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The Boys' Guide to Growing Up gives boys with intellectual disabilities, ages 9 to 16, the basic information they need to navigate puberty and understand changes in their bodies. Designed to be read alone or with a parent, the simple, straight- forward text is written at a third-grade level for readers with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, fragile X, or other special needs. Realistic black-and- white illustrations and learning activities help to explain a range of topics from physical changes and social appropriateness to good hygiene and sexual feelings.

A certified sexuality educator, Terri Covenhoven is also the author of the companion book, The Girls' Guide to Growing Up (2011). She draws on more than 20 years of experience conducting workshops on puberty and sexuality issues with boys, girls, families, and professionals. Additional topics include:

Flirting

Growth spurts and bigger muscles

Voice cracking and deepening

Blemishes and oily skin

Body and facial hair

Moodiness

Crushes, flirting, and sexual feelings

Erections, wet dreams, and masturbation

This is a must-have book for boys on the brink of puberty, teens who are in the midst of it, and the adults who care for them.

About the Author:

Terri Couwenhoven, M.S., is an AASECT certified sexuality educator who specializes in working with people who have intellectual disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. She is the author of Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality and The Girls' Guide to Growing Up. When she is not teaching, she is Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Ms. Couwenhoven has two daughters; her oldest has Down syndrome.

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