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It might help if you specify age and what you want covered. Some books discuss physical and emotional changes only, while other books also discuss sexual stuff and girls. I am currently researching the same. I had my DS read a book called Guy Stuff last year with DH which is not from a Christian viewpoint but it was mostly about physical changes, hygiene, and nutrition although disclaimer: there was one small blurb about taking care of ear piercings.

I'm currently looking at a 3 book series by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson that is for both boys and girls.

Also, The Ultimate Guys Body Book by Larimore

https://www.amazon.com/dp/031072323X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_6NCWCAMXAW5MDZXS1J3T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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We used The Talk series by the Gilkersons. I liked it a lot and it was easy to use. It allowed us to be age appropriate and go as in depth as needed for all our boys. The youngest was 5 and the oldest 9 at that time. We did one book at a time, the first all together. Then we did the next two as the aged and needed that info. 

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16 hours ago, My4arrows said:

We used The Talk series by the Gilkersons. I liked it a lot and it was easy to use. It allowed us to be age appropriate and go as in depth as needed for all our boys. The youngest was 5 and the oldest 9 at that time. We did one book at a time, the first all together. Then we did the next two as the aged and needed that info. 

Thankyou! That's the series I mentioned that I'm looking at for my 3 boys! I haven't purchased them yet because I can't seem to find any sample pages to view at all.

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Thanks for the recommendation. 

DS is 9 and going through a big growth spurt and emotions are high. 

I want a book to cover the physical changes, and sex. We will just work through it as needed. And probably a different book covering maturity (responsibility, work, emotions, etc.) 

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On 7/21/2021 at 3:53 PM, Servant4Christ said:

It might help if you specify age and what you want covered. Some books discuss physical and emotional changes only, while other books also discuss sexual stuff and girls. I am currently researching the same. I had my DS read a book called Guy Stuff last year with DH which is not from a Christian viewpoint but it was mostly about physical changes, hygiene, and nutrition although disclaimer: there was one small blurb about taking care of ear piercings.

I'm currently looking at a 3 book series by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson that is for both boys and girls.

Also, The Ultimate Guys Body Book by Larimore

https://www.amazon.com/dp/031072323X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_6NCWCAMXAW5MDZXS1J3T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Why would this need a disclaimer? 

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20 hours ago, hippymamato3 said:

Why would this need a disclaimer? 

Some do not allow their boys to get their ears pierced.

In our case, my son was genuinely confused when he read that part because he's never even heard of a boy his age having their ears pierced so he thought it was a misprint that belonged in the girls book. I just told him some do and he responded, "Um, okaaay. If you say so."

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11 hours ago, Village Hut Mom said:

Try Boyhood and Beyond to challenge your growing boys to step boldly into manhood. Created for Work is another title by this author. We read a chapter aloud to the family each week and even the girls enjoyed it. https://www.amazon.com/Boyhood-Beyond-Bob-Schultz/dp/1883934095/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=boyhood+and+beyond&qid=1627561474&sr=8-1

That looks great! Thanks! 

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This one is less on puberty and more on sex ed - Consent by Jennifer Lang, MD. We got it for out 14/15 year olds because the public school (They primarily live with their mother.) sex ed here is very poor. It's not from a religious perspective, but it is medically accurate. 

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