Body changes are
usually the most noticeable thing about puberty, so they're treated
first--what goes on and why it happens.
Feelings are next. How they can be so crazy and still be perfectly normal.
And precisely why. With emphasis on ''normal''
Then the subject of sex.
This section is primarily about pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases,
and masturbation--how to deal with all of them.
"Girls," says the booklet, "are other human beings.''
And that is this section's essential message.
Friends mean a great deal at puberty, when a boy's getting out on his own.
This section explores the good and bad about friends--especially in groups.
Family can be a problem at adolescence. But It doesn't have to be
This section has a few suggestions for making things easier around the house
at a sensitive time.
The ''Help'' section has a list of places to go to for more information on
A boy's puberty is about becoming a man. The end section, called What's A
Man?" is a short discussion about the different ways of being a man in
PUBERTY FOR BOYS
A Little Help
With Becoming A Man
Here is ''the talk'' for boys, in a pocket-sized
booklet they can read when it suits them.
It doesn't try to minimize the problems a boy may encounter during puberty.
But It does take an upbeat approach: telling an adolescent that the
difficulties are usually problems, not tragedies. And that many, many boys
have gone through the same thing, and have gotten to be men just fine.