Time for “The Talk” with your son?
It doesn’t have to be awkward!
Use this entertaining and engaging story to get all the important points across. Allow Preeb, age 9, and Pube, age 12, to make it much easier for you. Follow along with their experiences while they ask the difficult questions. The questions boys don’t want to ask but want answered. Young men will relate to the contemporary jargon and realistic questions and answers in this book. Having the “talk” about puberty can be quite awkward and stressful. When it comes to boys, many fathers can’t draw from experience on how to have this conversation because they never got “the talk” themselves. More and more mothers are in a position where they need to give “the talk” but sons are too uncomfortable hearing it from Mom. Richard and the Boyz: Puberty Experience does much of the work for you. As you discuss Preeb and Pube’s experiences, you and your child can talk freely without having to make it uncomfortably personal.
Richard and the Boyz: The Puberty Experience incorporates humor and is written from the perspective of boys talking to each other. Dr. David Richard serves as the arbiter and provider of correct information. He debunks the myths and separates fact from fiction. While using slang to draw young boys in, he easily includes anatomically correct terms. This book tackles all the common questions facing young men about puberty and their changing bodies.
Really great work
“First, let me say I think this is very impressive and so needed. There is such a lack of “good’ information on the subject out there. As a guy, myself, I know it hasn’t changed all that much since I was a boy. The combination of humor, slang and solid information is, in my opinion, the exact right combination. I hope this gets in front of many, many young men. I’m wondering if you are thinking about taking the next step and actually doing something similar as far as young men beginning sexual interaction. Anyway, congratulations on really great work.”
—Nick Gugliotti – Author / Editor
“Dr. Pierre-Louis not only hits the nail on the head with bridging the knowledge gap that boys and young men have regarding puberty, but she presents the information in such a way that it is easy to understand, interesting and, quite frankly, entertaining. From a physician’s perspective, the material is medically and technically accurate. The advice and recommendations are excellent and well thought out. I strongly endorse this book and its contents as a must‑read for all boys of this age group.”
—Mark Lieberman, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
A solid base of knowledge
“. . . a solid base of knowledge that young men can use to make sound and informed decisions as they mature.”
—Steve Kerr, Head Coach – NBA Champion Golden State Warriors
INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS: Test your knowledge!
Male breasts do not have milk ducts. TRUE or FALSE?
Answer: False – Males have milk ducts and some mammary tissue.
Boys produce the female hormone estrogen. TRUE or FALSE?
Answer: True – Males during and after puberty produce estrogen but at lower levels than women.
Males experience mood swings during puberty. TRUE or FALSE?
Answer: True – Boys in puberty experience mood swings as a result of fluctuating hormone levels.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
The team behind the creative vision
Dr. Nadine Pierre-Louis
Dr. Nadine Pierre-Louis, LMFT
Dr. Nadine Pierre-Louis resides in Florida and is the mother of two sons, ages 24 and 20. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Human Growth and Development Educator with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Pierre-Louis works as an Adjunct Professor at one of the nation’s largest community colleges where she has gained a reputation for using humor to simplify complex concepts, making learning fun. Dr. Pierre-Louis is also Founder and CEO of Doc n Jock LLC, whose mission is to enhance awareness and communication on male issues and publish The Richard and The Boyz series. Dr. Pierre-Louis is the recipient of the 2016 AC4 Columbia University IACM Fellowship
Jason A. Caffey
Jason A. Caffey is a retired NBA player. During his time with the Chicago Bulls, he earned two World Championships with the 1995 -96, 1996 – 97 teams. He is a member of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame. He is a Board Member of the South Alabama Region Boys and Girls Clubs and serves as a coach for the National Basketball Retired Players Association, Jr NBA program. His personal experiences triggered a notoriety he now seeks to channel into helping youth avoid the pitfalls of misguided belief systems, which lead to poor decisions. His participation with Richard and the Boyz: The Puberty Experience as well as his public speaking engagements honor this commitment. His motivation is to help young men learn things he was never exposed to—things that can change the trajectory of a boy’s life. A more extensive biography available at www.docnjock.com.