Ask the Educator: “As a parent, what if I don’t know enough about puberty?”

Question: I’m a single mom with a son. I want to talk to him about puberty but, to be honest, I don’t really know what to tell him. What should I do? Talking about puberty can be a difficult conversation for parents. Talking about changing bodies, sexuality, and growing up can be uncomfortable for both parent and youth. However, these are very important conversations to have. You can prevent a lot of worry and discomfort by addressing puberty early on. But what do you say? This article is to provide you with a general guideline to what happens during puberty. This article will focus on physical changes but there are Continue reading →