If you have been following my blogs and videos, you know how important I think it is to make sure our sons have a solid understanding of the basic structure and function of their reproductive system as they enter puberty. We need to get ahead of what they might learn on the internet or from other sources that may not be accurate. It’s best if you have control over what they learn.
Without realizing it, a boy in the 12+ age group could wake up one morning with wet sheets. There are no warning signs to prepare him. He might think that he has wet the bed during the night, but with more checking, he will realize the wetness is not due to urine. Without a plan, he could feel confused and wonder what to do about this situation. He will also question if it is normal for this to happen.
It can take your breath away when your adolescent hits that one big growth spurt! One day, you are taller than them and it seems like just a day later, you are looking eye-to-eye.
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.