Dad is typically a little surprised at the changes he sees in his daughter as she becomes an adolescent. He will need encouragement and a little direction to help him navigate the important role he has to inspire and support his daughter on her path to becoming a young adult.
As puberty begins, both boys and girls will notice a change in their skin because of the impact of rising testosterone in their body.
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.
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.
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.