Always Changing 5 th Grade Boys Puberty Program. Approved by the CCSD B.O.E. on 9/23/10. As you grow up, your body changes Changes in how you look and feel are gradual (not all at once) Timing is different for everyone – from 9-14 years old Each boy grows at his own pace
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Approved by the CCSD B.O.E. on 9/23/10
As you grow up, your body changes
Changes in how you look and feel are gradual (not all at once)
Timing is different for everyone – from 9-14 years old
Each boy grows at his own pace
Girls are usually 2 years ahead of boys
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Be respectful of your peers
No personal stories
Use correct names for all body parts
Body produces more sweat; body odor
Bathe/shower daily with soap
Shampoo hair regularly
Control underarm odor and wetness with deodorant or antiperspirant
Change sweaty clothes
Oil glands in your skin become more active
Oil and dead skin cells lead to acne
Cleanse skin twice a day
Don’t worry; acne is a normal part of puberty, and steps can be taken to reduce it
Stay active – exercise!
Eat nutritious foods
Regular bathing and dental care
During this phase boys grow a lot, maybe even up to 4 inches in a year.
Hormones become active and testicles begin to mature.
Boys may occasionally experience erections.
Boys may grow taller and notice changes in body shape. This is normal as the body begins adding muscle and fat.
Testicles continue to grow.
The penis is not getting much larger yet. This is normal.
Small hairs may begin to grow at the base of the penis.
Pubic Hair begins to grow darker and fuller
The penis begins to grow in length
Erections happen more often
The voice may begin ‘breaking’ or ‘cracking’.
Signs of hair in the armpits and on the face.
Pubic hair begins to grow coarse.
Voice becomes even deeper.
Penis and testicles grow larger.
Final height is gained
Body shape resembles that of a man: broader shoulders and developed muscles.
Pubic Hair will spread out to inner thighs and lower stomach.
Shaving at this point.
Pubic hair and sex organs will look fully developed.
Feelings may change from day to day (Mood swings = happy then sad)
Caused by hormones (testosterone)
Don’t worry; it’s all part of growing up!
Wet Dreams are part of the male reproductive process
Wet Dreams happen at night time when you sleep.
Wet Dreams happen to get rid of sperm and semen that are stored in your testicles
Family member: Your mom, dad, uncle, grandpa, or other trusted adult etc.
Teacher, school nurse, counselor
Write question on a note card; fold it and place it in the Question Box
Everyone must write something on the notecard
All questions are good