It seems to most parents and adolescents that puberty is mostly about changes in the reproductive structures. That is true, but it is actually the brain that is orchestrating the maturing process. [Read more…]
Although there are many similarities for girls and boys as they move through puberty, there is one obvious difference that happens as they experience growth spurts. During the early teen days of puberty, boys seem to still be so young and short, while many of the girls have already started their period and grown to their full height. [Read more…]
Your adolescent has probably heard you talk about growth spurts and it is certainly obvious when it happens, but do they know why they suddenly grow taller? [Read more…]
The terminology can be confusing when your child is no longer a child. The next stage is called adolescence. It begins at about 10-years-old and lasts into their early 20’s. This is the age when their brain is rapidly developing and you will notice progressive changes almost daily as they mature during this time. They are becoming young adults.
Is it okay for parents of adolescents to be “snoopy” about what’s going on in their child’s life? My answer is absolutely, yes.