REVIEWS - A Boy's Puberty Video
Dr. Nancy E. Holmes, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis.
This video does a stellar job with a topic that's difficult for most parents to discuss with their sons. The Puberty Video for Boys with Asperger Syndrome covers what boys need to know, including important areas parents might not think to explain. The young male narrator carries the topics through the social minefields of dating, social media, and personal hygiene like a factual, non-threatening mentor with the confidence of "I've survived and you can too," which makes it real. Having a personable young woman co-narrator pop in with the female side as needed works quite well. Simple, easy to understand graphics enhance the explanations in ways that should help young men “get it.”
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up–Covering issues such as intercourse, periods, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted disease, masturbation, and more, this video serves as an introduction to puberty for middle school boys. Two hosts, a young man and woman, speak to viewers about bodily changes and functions as youths mature. Despite what is seen in magazines and on TV, the script emphasizes the advantages of postponing sexual activity until one is mature enough to be responsible for the consequences. In addition, the role of marriage and the challenges of parenthood are discussed. Emphasis is placed on consulting a trusted adult before beginning a relationship. The program stresses slow and thoughtful emersion into new territory and experiences. It is thorough yet not too graphic, but high school boys may need a more sophisticated approach.
Teresa Bolick, Ph.D., Psychologist and Author, The Bolick House
"The Puberty Video for Boys" is a slam dunk, home run, touchdown, and extra point all rolled into one! The Coulters provide factual information in a way that is sensitive and accessible for any adolescent boy (or girl!). Even more importantly, the video dispels misconceptions and emphasizes respectful values for relationships and sexuality. I can't wait to share it with a long list of families of adolescents.