When you think back to what you were taught about your female anatomy, starting your first period, and issues with reproduction, there was probably a lot of information missing. Now that you have a child, it can make this a very different experience for them.
So often we emphasize concepts in reproduction and forget that our teen might not understand the basic information behind the concept. For example, although they might know that a condom helps prevent pregnancy, do they know how the condom does that?
There is so much more to teach your 15+ year old son now that he is through puberty. You are preparing him for sexual maturity.
Each family is unique in how they talk to their sons about reproduction. Until they are about 15 years old, the focus is usually on the changes that are happening to them during puberty. But, now that puberty is over, it is time to continue those discussions by including information about how it is different for girls. [Read more…]
If you homeschool your daughter, or you have chosen not to have her participate in the school presentation about puberty, I have an alternative that will help prepare her for her first period.