This is such a great question. You speaking with your child about puberty is so important. Thank you. Extending that talk to an ongoing conversation can be even more beneficial for your child. Studies show that youth at this age can hear and understand things differently every six months, as a result, multiple conversations about puberty are recommended. Body Basics and Beyond provides the opportunity for these extended conversations.
I strive to have the most up-to-date information on pubescent development. While you may be able to share a great deal of information on the topic, my life’s work is to make sure I know everything currently available to know on puberty and adolescence. I also have a natural ability to bring a potentially awkward and embarrassing topic out in the open through humor, games, and activities, making the information completely accessible. When your child takes a class with me, you can be sure her information is as complete and accurate as possible.
Additionally, no matter how strong a relationship you have with your child, having a sense of community of peers and connecting with other kids their age is hugely valuable. To be able to talk to and hear about other kids’ experiences normalizes puberty and helps youth know that they are not alone.