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.
By the time your son is 11-years-old, he has entered puberty and you have likely seen lots of changes in him.
An important piece of information for your 8-9 year old daughter is what happens to the eggs that have been protected inside her ovaries. This age is a little young to talk about the menstrual cycle and hormones, but you can begin a discussion with her about ovulation.