Talking with kids about parents dating
Consider who's best to educate your child — you or the TV, the internet or your child's friends?Between ages 8 and 12, children often worry whether they're "normal" — particularly when it comes to penis size and breast size.Correct any misconceptions, and then offer enough details to answer the specific questions.Don't laugh at your child's questions or use nicknames for your child's sexual anatomy, which may send the signal that these body parts shouldn't be discussed.Critical to kids' overall health and wellness are: Kids differ in growth and development during childhood — just like adults, some kids are taller or shorter.Generally, girls hit puberty earlier than boys, although some girls might lag behind their peers in breast development or getting their first period. Try to avoid comparing growth among siblings or other children.A major growth spurt happens at the time of puberty, usually between 8 to 13 years of age in girls and 10 to 15 years in boys. This growth spurt is associated with sexual development, which includes the appearance of pubic and underarm hair, the growth and development of sex organs, and in girls, the start of menstruation.By the time girls reach age 15 and boys reach age 16 or 17, the growth associated with puberty will have ended for most and they will have reached physical maturity.
Kids actually tend to grow a bit faster in the spring than during other times of the year!
Consider these examples: Even if you're uncomfortable, forge ahead.