There are also period tracker apps that can help with maintenance moving forward. They can take their time answering questions, filter out the distraction of facial expressions, and gloss over speech problems via typing. Kids’ internet use has to be monitored not only for stranger danger but for the ready access to sexual imagery and pornography.
Communicate with their pediatrician, school, and other caregivers. I think I can say with authority you need to start thinking right now about how you’re going to approach this topic with your teen when it arises. The screen can also be a great barrier between social awkwardness and a cool conversation. Parents need to be ready to have frank conversations about sexuality and intimacy — what it is, what it should be, and how that may differ from person to person whom they stumble across online.
What will happen when she begins going through puberty? It’s sensitive, private, and can be embarrassing to talk about. How can I prepare as my daughter starts to grow up?
One of the subtler effects of growth is the widening development gap between kids and their peers.
Early puberty (also called precocious puberty) is usually just normal puberty that starts too early. In boys, early puberty is more likely to be caused by a health problem. These hormones do not cause early menstruation in girls.
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If your child has a health problem or is underweight, treating the condition that is causing delayed puberty can help.
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