Your daughter’s school might be offering a sexual education presentation in the next few months. You have likely already taught her important information about her reproductive system and the changes coming with puberty, but how much does she know about a boy’s reproductive system and the changes they experience during puberty.
Puberty begins in a similar way in boys and girls. A change in body odor is a sign that will be obvious to you as your son enters puberty and is also a beginning sign in girls.
You have probably noticed that your adolescent wants to know “why” before they decide to cooperate with restrictions imposed on their life. During this time when there are lots of restrictions coming their way to protect them from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it may be helpful to explain to your adolescent why the restrictions are recommended.
As boys enter puberty, most parents feel like their son has become a different child. He wants to argue about everything, and he looks for every opportunity to be away from home with his friends. These changes might have caught you off guard and you might not be sure how to respond.
All adolescents are not the same. Some mature a little faster or slower than others. When I talk to parents about what content they want to teach their adolescent about puberty, each one has their own idea about when and what to teach their child.