One of the most important reasons I wrote my series of books for boys, and separately for girls, is to educate them about reproduction. From the first book written for 5-7 years old, through the next four books, I am carefully guiding their learning to achieve my mission.
The number one challenge I hear from parents who are raising adolescent children is their frustration over their child’s up and down emotions. The constant arguing, disrespectful responses, and abrupt angry moments can be daily occurrences. I understand how parents feel and I don’t have a magic answer to change this. But I do have one suggestion that could be helpful in your relationship with your child.
As puberty begins, both boys and girls will notice a change in their skin because of the impact of rising testosterone in their body.
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.