If you are raising a son who is 8-10 years old, I would like to help you prepare him for the changes he is going to experience during puberty.
If your son is in the 8-10-year-old age group, you’ve likely already noticed a change in his emotions. Although we often talk about how emotional changes are one of the expected signs of puberty, it is becoming even more clear that changes in their brains are really the primary reason for this.
Two important recommendations for parents of 8-10 year old boys.
- Now is the time to teach your son about his reproductive system so he will be prepared for the changes that are coming during puberty.
- Teach him through tiny bits of information I call the 7-minute talk.
The testicles are located in a sac of skin called the scrotum because they are very sensitive to temperature. The temperature inside the pelvis, where you would expect to find them, is too warm for them. [Read more…]
Does it feel too early to start a conversation with your eight or nine-year-old child about puberty? As you watch them playing with their friends, you might feel like it is too soon. But, trust me, this change is already starting inside their body.