All posts tagged: shaving

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 …

So Your Son Wants to Shave

So your son wants to shave. Maybe you’re not sure if he’s ready – or better yet – if you’re ready. Shaving is one of those big milestones – a rite of passage. Some boys may be eager to start shaving while others may need some prodding when it clearly appears to be time. Boys do not need to start shaving as soon as their facial hair appears. It all depends on how he —and you—feel about him shaving. Boys may notice more facial hair as early as 9 or as late as 15, but most boys will not have enough facial hair to shave on a regular basis until they are well into their teens. If your son is interested in shaving, it’s really (just another) consideration for you and him. Consider his thoughts, feelings and desires about it. To many boys, it is a “manly” thing to do, and some may be eager to do it. If your son is interested, but you’re not sure if he “needs” to, talk to him about …