It is always interesting to have talks with small groups of girls who have recently started having regular periods. They cautiously make their way into a questioning time about how boys are different. They almost sound like they feel guilty asking me about this.
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.
Your daughter’s school might be offering a sexual education presentation in the next few months. You have likely already taught her important information about her reproductive system and the changes coming with puberty, but how much does she know about a boy’s reproductive system and the changes they experience during puberty?
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.