Have you ever had questions about changes to your body, how to ask someone for a date, how to decide whether to have sex, or how to be careful and considerate of your partner if you do have sex?
Friendship is the foundation of any good relationship.Whether you are looking to make friends or keep the ones you have, friendship is important in any Christian teen's life.As a psychologist, I would suggest it to others to use in their practice with their clients and parents of clients.I actually would like to have a copy for my own pre-teen sons! Mona, Ph D, chief consultant and director of clinical operations, Inclusivity Clinical Consulting Services As they enter the world of puberty, dating, sex, and romance, teenage boys are often confused or ill informed. Smiler has astutely and judiciously anticipated the questions teenage boys have about becoming young men.—Al Vernacchio, MSEd, author, In a society saturated by either disinformation or mis(sing) information, it's more than just "refreshing" to finally have a book that lays it all out for guys. Andrew Smiler's even-handed, judicious, and down-to-earth book will become the go-to book for teen guys—and those who love them.
—Michael Kimmel, Ph D, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, author, Hey guys!
This is a great resource for psychologists and counselors, too. —Wendy Walsh, Ph D, clinical psychologist and host, , i Heart Media's KFI AM Los Angeles What a great contribution to the psychology of sexual health and relationships literature!
—Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph D, professor, Department of Counseling, California State University, Fullerton Some people think that what it means to be a man is changing. Smiler cleverly reminds us that the only thing changing is society's very narrow definition of a traditional male. Teen boys will love this book because of its direct, no-nonsense approach, and parents will embrace it because it contains information that they may want to discuss with their teenage sons yet may be uncomfortable talking about.
— I am so very grateful for this book, for Smiler's frank, measured, comprehensive discussion of sexuality for boys.
I've already shared it with friends' high-school aged sons and they all give it two big thumbs up! It speaks honestly to boys in their own language without ever talking down to them.
The content is inclusive of the wide spectrum of ways teen boys define and experience themselves, and the illustrations are engaging, clear, and useful.