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.
If you are a mom, you know how significant your monthly menstrual cycle is to your everyday life. It seems complicated, and so we might be hesitant to try to teach it to our daughters, even though we want them to have the information.
Adolescent girls are curious about the puberty experience for boys and what is changing in their body. They feel uncomfortable asking questions like this, so it is best to initiate the conversation yourself. [Read more…]
Have you noticed that your adolescent son has become unusually concerned about how he looks and what he is wearing? This typically comes as a surprise to most parents because their son certainly didn’t express these concerns just a year ago. With middle school right around the corner, why such a change? [Read more…]
Moms and sons share a special relationship. I treasure the one I have with my son. But when middle school begins, it is surprising to both how much their relationship is tested. If your son is eleven to fourteen years old, you understand what I am talking about. [Read more…]