All posts tagged: puberty

Don’t Miss Out! Here’s Just What Your PreTeen Needs!

Spring has sprung and so have the family life talks at school! Here’s just what you need to go along with “all those talks” they are having at school — either in the classroom — or inevitably on the bus or at the lunch table.  Bork and his Real Deal book, along with Corky and her Whole Scoop, give growing girls and boys everything they need to know (but only what they need to know) about puberty and the basicsof reproduction.  With rave reviews from moms, you’ll find it a welcomed resource. Including all the basics told in a light-hearted and humorous way, these books “lighten” up and clarify all the information they are getting in school.  Check them out.  You’ll be glad you did!        

Spring Has Sprung . . . And the “Buds” are Budding!

Moms, dads of 5th graders, take hold; be ready!  Spring is here and the buds are budding. Far be it from me to acknowledge again all the “buds” that were budding on the stage of the recent spring concert in our local school, as parents in the audience muttered, “Whoa, the buds are budding in those little white shirts!” Whether you’re ready or not, here it comes. PUBERTY. Don’t let it catch you from behind. Take the quiet, gentle (imperative) lead. Spring is here, the buds are budding, and puberty is all around those upper-elementary spring concerts, classrooms, cafeterias and recesses. And the kids are noticing, asking, wondering. Take the quiet gentle lead. It will be easier than you thought. Check out my books – one for boys and one for girls – they’ll show you the way and maybe make you (and your “budding” one) chuckle a bit too. Speaking of buds, here’s a little taste of what’s in store (at least for the girls): (Page 31 of my book, just to be exact) …

“You Don’t Need To Tell Me About The Birds & The Bees. I Downloaded It All From The Internet.”

  Study after study has shown that kids want to learn about “the birds & the bees” from their parents.   Grab the reins.  You can do it.  Be the source of information for them.  You’ll be glad you did.  Grab a hold of one of my books.  It will lead the way — and open up some good discussion too.  Check out my books (one for girls & one for boys), along with this latest review: Our kids are going to learn alot about themselves and this world from the world, and that’s not really a good place to start. I want my children to learn from me so much so that I homeschool them. Have you ever heard the quote, “I have seen the village and I don’t want them raising my child?” Well that is how my husband and I look at this world and all it has to offer. If you want them to know the truth about how things really are whether its the world they live in or the skin …

I Must Have THE TALK (and other prose)

In honor of National Poetry month, and inspired by Marvin K. Mooney . . . Dr. Seuss . . . and all the moms, dads, and pre-teen kids who read my books, I share this with you: It’s Time for THE TALK, But I Don’t Know How The time has come. The time is now. I must have THE TALK, but I don’t know how. My kid’s at that age — that she just needs to know. My dear, oh dear, just how will it go? There’s growing and shaving; all the puberty stuff too And where do babies come from! WHAT’S A MOM TO DO? That’s when I found Corky and a dude called Bork To help tell the kids: IT’S NOT REALLY THE STORK! Just click right here and you’ll have ALL YOU NEED To help you complete this pre-adolescent deed You made it through potty training and the terrible twos It’s just the next stage of life in your mommy dues Trust me when I say the books make it fun Some …

Who Loves Summer?

I do.  Absolutely.  Best time of the year.  That’s why . . . well . . . my blog’s just a little light these summer days.  I like it the good ‘ole fashioned way:  lemonade stands, long days at the pool, late bedtimes cuz the fireflies are still out, hopscotch followed by vanilla custard and chocolate jimmies.  Not to mention the beach.  Pure grace.  The waves come in, the waves go out.  And no one, not a one, is ever the same.  Pure grace. Sand castles, riding the waves, drip castles.  Gotta love those sand buckets, filled with water, making the highest drip castle ever.  Bike rides, the smell of sunscreen, the scent of bug spray.  Even the occasional mosquito bug itch.  And the smell of summer grass, freshly clipped, in the heat of the summer night.  So forgive me if I’m not bloggin’ . . . but I’m on a little hiatus, with the kids, the sand, the sidewalk chalk, the summer sun.  Like every year, it sifts right through our hands. Catch it …

Pre-Teen Boys . . . Comparing Themselves to Others

Don’t we want our kids to be happy with themselves just the way they are? Aren’t we just a little disheartened when we see them comparing themselves to others . . . and worse yet, feeling that they don’t measure up? We all compare ourselves to others. Sometimes we adults are the biggest culprits. It’s simply human nature. Yet as we watch our teens do it, we want to steer them the other way. As Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” As our kids develop and step on the fast track of puberty, they are always looking around: Who’s taller? Who’s faster? Who’s developing first — and why is it me? Or not me? Have you ever thought of the Paradox of Pre-Teens? It is this. They all want to be uniquely THE SAME. As much as our pre-teens strive for unique independence, they want to seamlessly fit in. It’s the nature of the beast. Boys at this age are often pre-occupied with when and how they will experience the changes …