Episode 130: Talking Puberty for Girls and Boys

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We’re talking with Dr. Cara Natterson, author of the much-needed new book Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.

Dr. Cara Natterson, author of The Care and Keeping of You
Dr. Cara Natterson

Talking to kids about their bodies can be difficult, but The Care and Keeping of You series of books have been invaluable in giving girls the info they need about puberty, as well as acting as a conversation starter for parents who don’t quite know how to begin. But what about talking to boys in puberty? Rebecca and Amy had the privilege of talking to Dr. Cara Natterson, author of The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls about her new book, Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys. Listen in as they discuss the difficulties and similarities in writing body books for the different genders, how these books have helped dads and grandparents, and tips for how to talk to your kids about their bodies. Plus Bytes of the Week!

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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, By Valerie Schaefer

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls, By Dr. Cara Natterson

Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys, By Dr. Cara Natterson

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