It might be confusing for you to separate the development that happens during adolescence, especially the rapid brain development that is happening, from the changes that are so obvious during those few years of puberty.
Parents have their own expectations for what they want their child to learn about puberty and later about sexual maturity. It’s important you research what your school is going to teach your child to make sure it’s compatible with your wishes.
Are you a little surprised that your 8-10-year-old son has become more emotional and little more moody recently? This is one of the first signs most parents notice that something is beginning to change in a big way.
If your son is 5-7 years old, please take advantage of this very sweet age to begin teaching him about his boy anatomy. As soon as he enters puberty, in just a few years, he will likely be less interested in learning this important information from you with each passing year.
Talking to your 15+ year old son about sexual topics probably feels uncomfortable for you as the parent, and for him. But, there are some topics that are especially important for him to learn about to protect himself in the future. One topic is gonorrhea.