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Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?: REAL Answers to REAL Questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuff Paperback – Mar 27 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books; 1 edition (March 27 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570617392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570617393
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #107,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Starred Review] Real kids ask real questions of professionals who know not only how to talk to them, but also how to relate knowledgeable, age-appropriate answers in an engaging manner. The book offers information for girls on one side and for boys when it is turned over (or vice versa), which suits the binary nature of the topic perfectly. Illustrations are on target and intelligently used. The comprehensive book covers anatomical and emotional changes, reproduction as a biological process, sex, masturbation, dating, and some of the emotional differences between boys and girls. Other gender-specific topics are also included. The information is presented in a friendly, compassionate manner, and the book is a great way to start a conversation with preteens or tweens. It serves as a model for answering their questions and lets parents know what kids are really thinking. If you can only afford one book on puberty for this age group, this is the one to have.
School Library Journal

For more than two decades the UW grad and registered nurse [Julie Metzger] has taught a two-night class on puberty and sexuality that’s become a rite of passage for preteen girls and their mothers in Seattle, and along the way she’s fielded thousands of queries—some funny, some poignant, and all fascinating glimpses of the hormone-addled minds of kids. This spring she and Dr. Rob Lehman (he teaches the class to boys and their dads) answer nearly 400 of them in their first book, Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? (Spoiler alert: The answer to that one, mercifully, is no.)
Seattle Metropolitan

...pick up the book Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? by Julie Metzger, RN, MN, and Robert Lehman, MD. They've collaborated to answer the questions most children have about what is going to happen to their bodies... If your child has a question, the answer is most likely in this book... Growing up, puberty can feel like the most confusing and embarrassing thing ever. Probably the best asset of this book is the explanation about normalcy. There is a constant emphasis that no matter how awkward and embarrassed they feel, what they are going through is a totally normal part of life.
Cafe Mom

A lively, well-designed manual on puberty and sex, designed for preteens.
The Seattle Times 

What's cool about this book is it's for boys and girls, so you flip it and you get questions from each...Great advice and an interesting topic.
Q13 Fox, Seattle

About the Author

Julie Metzger is a registered nurse with a master's degree in pediatric nursing. She has worked extensively in the fields of parent education on adolescent development, sexuality, parenting, and communication between parent and child, and is a favorite speaker to a wide array of community groups and schools on all aspects of preteen health issues. She also, along with coauthor Dr. Robert Lehman, founded the Great Conversations speaking series.

Dr. Robert Lehman is an adolescent health specialist with a clinical faculty position at the University of Washington. In addition to teaching Great Conversations classes, he has devoted his career to providing direct health care services to youth, teaching health care professionals about the special needs of adolescents, and addressing teen health issues and policies on local, regional, and national levels. The author lives in Seattle, WA.

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HASH(0xa0b53030) out of 5 stars Amazing educator, amazing book March 25 2015
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Great book from a great educator. I do not agree with people who say this is from a liberal point of view. The author (I've seen her talk) is someone who advocates for developing in kids great decision making skills and believes that by arming them with good information that normalizes puberty is 100% consistent with her view that have sex is a big big big decision that is best left to adulthood/marriage. There is a great article about her in the nytimes (march 25, 2015) http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/magazine/lets-talk-frankly-about-sex.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 to get better insight into her approach.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0b5345c) out of 5 stars This is a great resource for any pre-teen! May 14 2012
By katherine tytus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Will Puberty Last My Whole Life" is accessible, funny, and informative-- a wonderful resource for any pre-teen who has lots of unanswered questions about friendship, love (and like!), and the human body. It is organized with chapter topics that cover a wide range of real questions asked by real kids.

The book is divided in half with one side devoted to boys and the other to girls. When I finished reading the "girl" side, I found myself devouring the "boy" side, and I'm 35 years old!

Metzger and Lehman have written a wonderfully informative, unique guide for the curious kid.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0b534b0) out of 5 stars Easy to read, great information! May 11 2012
By Holly W. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?" is way more charming than the sixth grade science textbook, with heart, humor, and candor to make puberty and sex less of a mystery. Not just for adolescents, parents and educators will appreciate the down to earth format--all the content is Q&A based on REAL questions from tweens--plus there's a sense of flip-around-and-explore, which just takes all kinds of pressure off such a big, wild subject. Two thumbs up!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0b537f8) out of 5 stars the EXPERTS answer! May 11 2012
By Greg Smallidge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Rob and Julie have been taking on the big questions for years and years, and this book is the next best thing to being in class with them. Even on paper you easily understand the place they speak from: smart, caring, and committed to kids (and families) getting the facts right. They make communication look easy- and where sexuality is concerned, that's something we ALL could learn from.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0b53a44) out of 5 stars Great resource for parents and kids May 1 2013
By AuntieEm - Published on Amazon.com
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I have given this book as a gift to the parents of pre-pubescent children. This allows the parents to decide the right time to pass it along and provides a tool to build a conversation around the topic if they choose. It has been received gratefully as a wonderful way to provide informative answers to questions the pre-teens would ask themselves. Unlike what one reviewer suggests, this book is very appropriate! It not only covers topics around sexuality, but also hygiene, and zits, and emotions. What a treasure! Kudos to Dr. Rob and Julie for putting this book together after years of working with pre-teens and their families. I wish I had had a resource like this when I was a pre-teen.