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When Willie Wet the Bed
Fathering poetry about a classic problem.
When adult control fails, the resulting power vacuum is filled by gangs and bullies. By Clyde Verner.
Teaching Children the Importance of Winning
Encouraging in our children the drive to win can be just as important as teaching them to lose gracefully. By Chris Call.
Suggestions for the New Single Father
Russel Wayne provides some immensely practical childcare tips for the man who has to go it alone.
Promoting Your Child's Balanced Development
Giving your children the opportunity to develop a special talent can provide them with a sense of their uniqueness and be a healthy enhancement to their self esteem. By Gerald Alpern.
Classical Fathering versus the Judeo-Christian Model
We interview historian Frederick Hodges about raising children with classical Western values by avoiding the methods imposed on the West by Middle-Eastern religions.
What Fathers Do
by Jack Kammer.
The Fathering Advisor
Selected Reader Mail Gets Our Response
tanner stages of puberty
See discussion of the newest devices for pubic hair removal at home.
The presence of pubic hair or armpit odor prior to enlargement of the testicles is the result of adrenal androgens.
In boys, the visible indications of puberty occur as a result of changes in tissues which contain testosterone receptors. Most of that testosterone comes from the testicles. Once the HPG axis becomes active, increases in testicle size provide increased testosterone output, and testosterone drives the visible changes of puberty.
For more information, see the puberty index page.
||annual height velocity
villus hair only
(through age 11 years)
5.0 to 6.0 cm
(2 to 2-1/2 in)
scrotum skin thins and reddens; frequent erections
2.5 to 3.2 cm
(1 to 1-1/4 in)
sparse, slightly pigmented
(average 12-1/2 years)
7.0 to 8.0 cm
(2-3/4 to 3-1/4 in)
lengthening of penis
3.3 to 4.0 cm
(1-3/8 to 1-1/2 in)
coarser, darker, curled
(average age 14 years)
some temporary swelling of breasts,
thickening of penis, darkening of scrotum skin
4.1 to 4.5 cm
(1-5/8 to 1-3/4 in)
adult type, but not beyond pubic area
(average age 15 years)
acne, underarm hair, voice deepens
adult type, spreading onto inner thigh
(average 15-1/2 years)
full height reached at age 18 or 19
beard, continuing muscle dev.
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